For distinguished conduct in the line of his profession, extraordinary courage and disregard of his own safety during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. After the mechanized ammunition hoists were put out of action in the U.S.S. California, Reeves, on his own initiative, in a burning passageway, assisted in the maintenance of an ammunition supply by hand to the antiaircraft guns until he was overcome by smoke and fire, which resulted in his death.
|Place of Birth||CT|
|Birth Date||Dec 09, 1895|
|Service Branch||U.S. Navy|
|Division||USS California (BB-44)|
|Conflict||World War II|
|Date Of Action||Dec 07, 1941|
|Location and Details||Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii|