On 17 October 2009, retired Gunnery Sergeant Charles Reed passed away after a long, brave fight with cancer. "Gums" was a member of 3/26 starting with India Company on Hill 881S in early 1968 and remaining until the battalion was deactivated in 1970. Gunny Reed was probably the Marine with the most time in 3/26. He is survived by his wife Roisin and two sons Jim and Andrew. Gums will be missed by all who knew him.