Staff Sgt. Juan M. Reyes Jr., 37, of San Antonio, Texas, was a Health Care Specialist assigned to the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our finest Paratroopers and a valued member of our team,” said Lt. Col. Stephen W. Owen, the commander of the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion.
Reyes joined the Army in January 2001. Upon completion of basic combat training, he attended advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was assigned to the 82nd Abn. Div. in March 2011.
Reyes served on three combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; March 2004 to March 2005, October 2006 to November 2007, and February 2010 to July 2010.
Reyes’ awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (two oak-leaf clusters), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (two oak-leaf clusters), the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Good Conduct Medal (four knots), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (two campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral two), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral two), the Combat Medical Badge, and the Driver’s Badge.
He was interred with full military honors on Monday, August 3, 2015.
Note: SSG US Army, Persian Gulf
Burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio Bexar County Texas, USA
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