Reed Bachman Pickett was born on 27 June 1907 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, the son of John Lewis Pickett and Clara Ruth Hill.
He Died non Battle on 10 August 1944 in Cherbourg, France
Buried at Chattanooga Memorial Park

Technical Sergeant
22nd Ordnance Battalion, Headquarters Company

Reed Pickett was the son of John L. Pickett and Clara Ruth Hill.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 24 November 1944
T/Sgt Reed B. Pickett, 37, son of J.L. Pickett, 3222 Fifth Avenue, was killed in an automobile accident in Cherbourg, France on Aug. 10, but his mother never knew of her only son’s death. She died yesterday after a lingering illness, shielded from the tragic news by her family for more than three months. His father and sisters kept the news from his mother because of her critical condition. He attended Central High School and before enlisting in the army in February, 1941, was connected with the Cavalier Corporation here. He is survived by his father, J.L. Pickett and six sisters, Miss Amy L. Pickett, Mrs. Frances Snider, Mrs. Lela Bennett, Mrs. Charles R. Hughes, Mrs. Jack Prater and Miss Mildred Pickett, all of Chattanooga.

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 June 1907
  • Date of death: 10 August 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 22nd Ordnance Battalion, Headquarters Company
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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