Saturday, September 22, 2007

Army Spc. Joshua H. Reeves

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Joshua H. Reeves, 26, of Watkinsville, Ga.

Spc. Reeves was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Sept. 22, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Watkinsville, Ga., soldier killed in Iraq
The Associated Press

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Defense Department has confirmed the combat death of a soldier one day after his wife gave birth to their son in Tennessee

Spc. Joshua Reeves, 22, died Sept. 22 when an improvised bomb exploded as the Humvee he was in traveled a street in Baghdad.

His wife, Leslie Reeves, had returned to her native Hendersonville to be with her parents while she had the baby. She gave birth Sept. 21 and named her son Joshua Jackson Reeves.

The soldier’s parents also were told Sept. 22 of the death of the oldest of their five children. James and Jean Reeves live in Watkinsville, Ga., about 60 miles east of Atlanta.

The family said Joshua Reeves was scheduled to come home on two weeks’ leave in November.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, part of the 1st Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade. The brigade has been in Iraq since February, part of the surge of 30,000 soldiers aimed at ending violence in Baghdad.

He entered the Army in February 2005 and arrived at Fort Riley in July of 2005. This was his first deployment to Iraq.

Army Spc. Joshua H. Reeves was killed in action on 9/22/07.

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