L. Reese was born in Beaverdam (Watauga county), North Carolina to Asa
and Kate (Swift) Reese. His birth was recorded as 6 December 1921
in the North Carolina, Birth Indexes, (1800-2000) Book 7, Page 68 fhe
General Index to Vital Statistic-Births.
Draft Registration card showed that he had moved to Sugar Grove, still
within Watauga county. While his birth date was again shown as 6
December 1921, all further references (including his enlistment record
and grave marker) carry the date as December 5th, not 6th. His home town
was named after the sugar maple trees that grow in the area
Asa's Certificate of Death shows that he had relocated
to Columbus, NC, on the South Carolina border and some 200 miles south
of Sugar Grove. A school teacher, he died at age 47 of a heart
attack (myocardial infarction),
Grave marker for Asa L. Reese in the C. S. Farthing
Cemetery, Bethel (Watauga county), North Carolina.
at Camp Croft, SC on 21 November 1942 and was assigned to Hq Company 3rd
Cpl Reese was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead
device for participation in the Normandy assault.