Reeves honored in Washington, D.C.

Special to The Times

Doc Reeves was one of 46 veterans who spent Saturday, Oct 22, in Washington, DC as a guest of Honor Flight Central Florida. Mr. Reeves, who lived in Henry County from 1949 until 2009 and served as a member of the McDonough City Council was recognized for his service as a medical corpsman.

B.P. “Doc” Reeves with Lady Luck at an Honor Flight Ceremony that was held this month in Washington, D.C. Special photo

Mr. Reeves joined the Navy shortly after his 18th birthday in 1944. After attaining his designation as Pharmacist’s Mate, he was assigned to a Marine unit and had orders for Okinawa. Due to his work at the Camp Lejeune Hospital, his orders were changed on the day he was to ship out and he was retained to continue working at the hospital until he was mustered out on July 4, 1946.

At age 90 plus 8 months, he is one of the youngest veterans of World War II.