Saturday, April 2, 2016
Reggie was a Vietnam Veteran, a founding member of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, serving later in the 7th Special Forces Group and the Special Warfare Center. He served as the Commandant of the Special Forces Advanced NCO Academy, and as Battalion CSM of 3rd Battalion/75th Rangers.
CSM Salinas had numerous awards including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, nine Meritorious Service Medals, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He was also a Master Parachutist, British Parachute wings, Military Freefall qualified, Pathfinder, and earned the Expert Infantryman's Badge, Ranger and Special Forces Tabs.
He is survived by his daughters, Gina Hill and Patricia Reed; son, Gabe Salinas; sisters, Irene Sanchez, Elvia Salinas, Simona Vasquez, Belle Trankle and Annamarie Yates; brothers, Ruben, Virgil, Anthony, Robert and Manuel Salinas and 7 grandchildren.