Reese, Dan

Dan Reese was born and raised in Taylorville, Illinois until 1946 when his father, Leal Reese, moved the family to South Korea. Colonel Reese was working there with the South Korean Provisional Government, to include helping establish the infant nation's military academy. Young Dan got to know Korea well over the next few months, then returned to the United States for college. Upon earning a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, Reese was drafted into the Army in 1955, and served as a lawyer in the 2nd Armored Division, then based in Germany.