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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Reedy Dunn at Pearl Harbor

Reedy Dunn at Pearl Harbor, originally uploaded by mariecarnes.

Who is Reedy Dunn? Who was Reedy Dunn? I know very little about Reedy Dunn. What I do know about him could fill a thimble. He was a man. He was at Pearl Harbor in the early 1930s. And, that's about it.

When I uploaded that photo about a year ago, I did a Google search for Reedy Dunn with no results. I did another search today and found him in a 1970s photo in a book about Plano, Texas by Nancy McCulloch. That is a much older Reedy Dunn. Could there be more than one Reedy Dunn? I'm thinking not. It could be the same one. If so, I imagine he has left this world. Did he leave any survivors? I don't know. But, I think Reedy Dunn would make a great name for a character in an adventure novel. Time for someone to fill in the blanks.

Posted by Marie at January 9, 2008 9:15 PM


If this is the same Reedy Dunn, he would have been in his 20's then. That would tie with the much older Reedy Dunn pictured in McCullogh's picture. I thought the "tough tamales" were a pretty interesting group. On the one hand, they were practical jokers; on the other, secret good deed doers.

Interesting guy. :)

Posted by: Karoli at January 10, 2008 12:44 AM


Posted by: Dan at January 11, 2008 9:34 PM

Here are some basics, dug up by way of Ancestry.com:

Reedy Franklin Dunne was born November 27, 1909, in Hill County, Texas. He died April 24, 1985, in San Diego. In 1936, he had a son, also named Reedy Franklin Dunn, who apparently is still living in Southern California. There's more -- potentially much more -- going back through the censuses. How far you want to go?

Posted by: Dan at January 11, 2008 10:10 PM

Very interesting. Thanks, Karoli and Dan.

Posted by: Marie at January 12, 2008 12:07 AM