ODESSA, TX, US
U. S. Army
SSG, CO A, 2ND MI BN, 66TH MI BDE, HOHENFELS, GERMANY
12/05/2010, GARDEZ, AFGHANISTAN
Staff Sergeant Reeves made many special friends all over the world. Jason left a lasting impact wherever he went, he was after all a citizen of the world. Jason’s “home of record” changed throughout his life because of his father David Reeves’ 20 year career in the U.S. Air Force and Jason’s own career in the U.S. Army. His first 4 years of life were spent in Lubbock, Texas. Until the age of 12 Jason lived in Okinawa, Japan. Returning state side Jason lived with his family in Peoria, Arizona to age 19. Jason worked as a cook in various restaurants until he made the decision that he needed focus in his life. He went to Odessa, Texas to work in his grandfather and uncle’s cabinet shop. Soon after, he chose to serve in the U.S. Army. As his father observed: “Jason found a career and excelled.” That career took him from America to Korea to Iraq to Germany and Afghanistan.
“Jason just loved what he did,” his father stated. “He believed in the military and he enjoyed his job. He had no bad thoughts about it, nor did we. He was doing what he loved. “He never knew anybody he didn’t like,” Reeves said. “He was always smiling. Jason developed a love for traveling to different countries with the Army. “He enjoyed seeing parts of the world that most people didn’t get to see,” David Reeves said. “He liked to get out and see the countries, not just what the tourists see.” Jason took the opportunity when overseas to visit local haunts and learn about the traditions of each country. He thought that more people ought to discover amazing places around the world. Jason had a unique ability to find humor in almost anything in life. He had a great capacity for laughter and making others laugh.
Jason was an adventurous little boy who grew into an adventurous man.
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” Jawaharial Nehru