"The family, two boys and two girls, lived in Woburnand West Medford for a short time before moving to Stoneham, he considered his home town. He volunteered for the United States Army Air Force June 25, 1942, served 16 months overseas in Great Britain and received his discharge September 28, 1945, returning home. After a few odd jobs, he moved to California, then Flint, Michigan, where he worked for General Motors, Buick Division for three years, then suddenly left and returned to Boston, MA, signing up through the VA to attend Boston University for four years under P.L. 16, graduating in 1956 with a degree in Geography. He went to work for the U.S. Geological Survey for seventeen years, then retired and moved to N. Carolina where he bought a house, then sold it some years later and moved to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, where he resides in the house he bought for his parents about 1953. Mr. Reed has traveled the world over, using up 3-1/2 passports, but now relaxes on the Vineyard where he spends his time reading non-fiction, metal detecting and pursuing his favorite hobby: water coloring."