Who is Donald Reed Herring?
Donald Reed Herring better known as Don Reed was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He is best known for being the oldest brother of Massachusetts senator, Elizabeth Warren.
Don served 20 years in the Air Force, and he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1973 before opening an auto-detailing business. He was a B-47 and B-52 bomber pilot who flew 288 combat missions in Vietnam.
Though Reed was a Republican, he agreed with parts of his sister’s 2020 platform. Reed and his two brothers appeared in one of Elizabeth’s ads.
How Old is Donald Reed Herring?
Reed died at the age of 86. He was born in 1933.
Donald Reed Herring Family
Reed was born the first child to Pauline Louise (née Reed, 1912–1995), a homemaker, and Donald Jones Herring (1911–1997), a U.S. Army flight instructor during World War II.
Donald Reed Herring Siblings
He has two younger brothers, John Herring and David Herring, and a sister Elizabeth Ann Herring better known as Elizabeth Warren. Reed and his brothers joined the military and they did not graduate from college.
Warren often spoke of her three brothers as she campaigned for president, noting that although Don Reed and brother David were Republicans, their beliefs sometimes aligned with hers.
Donald Reed Herring Wife
Reed was first married to Nancy McKelvain who died of leukemia in 1982 after 27 years of marriage.
He later married Judith Anne Hart. Judith was unable to visit Herring in his recent weeks.
Donald Reed Herring Children
Reed has two sons, John and Jeffrey.
Donald Reed Herring Death
Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Herring died on Tuesday night 21st April 2020 after being infected with the coronavirus. ” She wrote on Twitter Thursday 23rd April 2020. “He joined the Air Force at 19 and spent his career in the military, including five and a half years off and on in combat in Vietnam. He was charming and funny, a natural leader.”
Herring tested positive for the coronavirus about three weeks before his death. He was taken to Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma, on April 15, where he died six days later. Warren went ahead expressing gratitude to the nurses and other medical professionals who treated her brother.
After Herring’s death, Warren joined other senators, including Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on April 22 in demanding an investigation into Trump’s fumbling of the coronavirus pandemic response. She wrote, “Trump shouldn’t be using his 2020 electoral map to make life-or-death decisions & distributing medical supplies based on which friends & allies need a favor.”
Donald Reed Herring Net Worth
Reed is believed to have a great fortune in his name, however, his net worth is not yet revealed.