Monday, December 17, 2012

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reid, U.S. Army

Every Sunday we DVR and then watch 
"This Week" with George Stephanopoulos 

At the close of each program in a segment called 
In Memoriam
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.


Pondside said...

May he rest in peace and may eternal light shine on him.

Kris said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Robyn said...

Im deeply sorry for the loss of Nicholas. Such a young handsome man... May he rest in peace through the mercy of God..

Christine said...

Another life taken to soon.
The emotions and shock are so powerful.
When you look into his eyes, you see someone so young.
Sorry for your grief and a prayer said, for his family and friends.

Crickit said...

So sorry to hear this about your friend. We will be praying for his loved ones right along side of you.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Wow! I am so sorry. I can't imagine the pain of it all. I am so thankful for men like this one, and so thankful for the freedoms they continue to fight for. Thank you for sharing this special, heartfelt tribute.