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Staff Sgt. Stanley B. Reynolds

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Age:   37
Hometown: Rock, WV
Date of Death: 8/14/2007
Incident Location: Taqaddum, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49
Unit's Base: Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Stanley B. Reynolds tried his hand at a number of jobs - a trucker and a strip miner - but got laid off from both. He then chose the Army. "Here's a guy who was 31 years old, had a wife and two kids already, with another one on the way," his uncle, Richard Bailey said. "When he joined the Army, he joked with me that he was getting a job that he wouldn't get laid off from. But he was really patriotic too. He thought it was the right thing to do." Reynolds, 37, of Rock, W.Va., was killed Aug. 14 when his helicopter crashed in Taqaddum. He was assigned to Fort Wainwright and was on his second tour. 1st Lt. Bryan Pierce, Reynolds' commanding officer, remembered the young soldier as "a hard worker, a loving family man and a friend to all," Pierce wrote. "It did not matter your position or title, he treated everyone the same with utmost respect." In his spare time he enjoyed restoring old Ford trucks. He is survived by his wife, Jill, and three young daughters - Katelyn, 8, Kristan, 7, and Emily, 4. "Ladies, you should be very proud of your daddy," Brigadier General John A. MacDonald told them.
Source: Associated Press
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