Time of Remembrance

Dylan T. Reid

Age:

24

Hometown:

Springfield, MO

Date of Death:

2010/10/16

Incident Location:

Amarah, Iraq

Military Branch:

United States Army

Rank:

SPC

Unit:

1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Unit Base:

Fort Carson, CO

SPC Dylan T. Reid, 24, of Springfield, MO, died October 16, 2010 serving during Operation New Dawn. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO. He died in Amarah, Iraq, in a non-combat incident.

Reid received several awards during his time in the military. He was a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. Stationed at Fort Carson, he deployed to Iraq on March 13, tasked with repairing vehicles. It was his first deployment since joining the Army in September 2008 and had been deployed since March 13, 2010. Reid was 24 years old at the time of his death.

He was sharp with tools, often buying trucks, fixing them and then taking them to the desert where speed limits are scarce. He was known for blasting the band Alkaline Trio from his speakers, reading Stephen King novels and getting tattoos, his first being a four-leaf clover at age 18. Friends also remembered him for being loyal. Before deploying, he tied the knot with Alecia Reid, who planned to go apartment hunting in Colorado Springs later this year. And on Sept. 14, he looked on as his daughter, Avery Lynn Reid, was born.