SGT Jeffrey A. Reed

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SGT JEFFREY A. REED - U.S. Army

Hometown / City: CHESTERFIELD, VA CHESTERFIELD
Date of Death: Monday, March 2, 2009
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SGT
Unit: 411TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY, 93D MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, FORT HOOD, TX

Birth: Oct. 21, 1985
Hampton
Hampton City
Virginia, USAD
eath: Mar. 2, 2009, Iraq

Sgt. Jeffrey A. Reed of Chesterfield, Virginia was a 2004 graduate of Lloyd C. Bird High School and joined the army shortly after, following the example of his older brother, who left college to sign up with the Army after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He served as a military police officer and deployed to Iraq in January 2008. And Jeffrey was proud to be a soldier. When he found that Iraqi children were playing soccer with deflated balls or resorting to kicking around soda bottles, the lifelong soccer fan wrote home to organize a big shipment of balls. He didn't hesitate to get on the field himself and join in with anyone he found playing. It was just another facet of his long fascination with sports. As a young boy Jeffrey was short for his size and rather chunky. As a teenager, he resolved to do something about it. He lost 40 pounds through a combination of exercise and a strict diet. Jeff loved his family and the Philadelphia Flyers. He was just 15 days from coming home from his second deployment. His decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. He is survived by his wife, Ashley Robbins Reed; parents, Mark and Mary Reed; sister, Cynthia Reed; brother, Sgt. Christopher Reed; grandmother, Ruth Russell Manus; uncles, George Reed, T.G. Manus and wife, Margie, Bobby Manus and wife, Jenny; father-in-law, Michael Robbins and wife, Cathy and children; mother-in-law, Patricia Davis and husband, Jeffery and children; grandmother-in-law, Louise Robbins; and many other relatives, friends and fellow soldiers. Jeff died at age 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by a grenade in Taji, Iraq.

Army
411th Military Police Company
720th Military Police Battalion
89th Military Police Brigade
Fort Hood, Texas

Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
Chester
Chesterfield County
Virginia, USA

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