About The Smiley GI

Reid, The Smiley GI, January 2019

After I received my BA in History and Economics from Oberlin College, I continued to pursue my passion for history, receiving an MA in History from UW-Madison. I am currently working towards a Masters in World War II Studies through Arizona State University and the National World War II Museum. I live with my partner and two cats in southern Wisconsin.


Virtual Living Historian
Medal of Honor Heritage Center
Chattanooga, TN

Public Relations Officer

Company A, First Engineer Combat Battalion, First Infantry Division
WWII Historical Re-enactment Society

Authenticity Officer, Public Relations Officer
Company C, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
WWII Historical Re-enactment Society

Company C, 2nd Field Signal Battalion, First Infantry Division

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