Every Sunday we DVR and then watch
"This Week" with George Stephanopoulos
At the close of each program in a segment called
where they scroll a listing of all reported military deaths from that week
It is always sad to read these names but this week was particularly sad for our community
On the list was
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reid, U.S. Army
A 26-year-old soldier from Brockport died December 13 in Landstuhl, Germany from wounds suffered on December 9, in Sperwan Village, Afghanistan. The Army said his family was with him when he died.
Reid was wounded when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device IED. He was assigned to the 53rd Ordnance Company (EOD), 3rd Ordnance Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
Reid entered the Army in 2006. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan. He had been there since September.
This is how I remember Nick, a cute little red-headed boy who played soccer with my son.
Our prayers are with the Reid family as they struggle through this tragic time.