On March 2,2009 SGT Jeff Reed gave his last full measure far from home and his loved ones. He volunteered after 9/11 knowing full well the “what ifs”. He struggled with them as did his parents and the rest of his family. But Jeff Reed kept moving forward with his life. He obviously did not live in the “what ifs” because he got married. Such is the life and thought pattern of a soldier. I should know. I am the father of two of my own.
Though I did not know SGT Reed, I believe I know his kind. They are men and women that answer a call to serve in the most dangerous of capacities. Jeff and his brothers and sisters in uniform were not brainwashed into going into combat. He made that decision after weighing the consequences. It is the decision made by every Patriot since our Founding Fathers pledged their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. So SGT Jeff Reed belongs to a long, honored and hallowed line of American Patriots and he belonged to that line before the date of his passing! So another son will not be “home for the holidays”. He will share no more birthdays with his Mom, Dad, wife or any other family and friends. But they will continue to share in those memories and hopefully find comfort in them..
At this time I and my family pass our deepest condolences to the family, friends and squad mates of SGT Reed. May God comfort you in your time of grief.
John Savarese (Honorary Lee Brother
PS Godspeed to the 411 MP CO. Our prayers are with you all the more.
On Behalf of the Lee Brothers and with their full endorsement. Look for the full Patriot Radio segment for SGT Reed on our March 14th show. It will be archived later under the Patriot Radio link. It is up now! CLICK HERE.