Robert James Reeves

Robert James Reeves

Age: 32
Branch: USN
Rank(s): OS3, OS1, SOC
Unit(s): ST5, ST7, NSWDG
Station: Oceana, VA

Fallen on: 06 August 2011
Location: Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with “V” for valor (4), Joint Service Commendation Medal with “V” for valor, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with “V” for valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation (2), Navy Good Conduct Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Expert Rifleman Medal, and Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

SOC Reeves was killed on August 6, 2011 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan when insurgents shot down a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, callsign Extortion 17. The greatest single-incident loss in Naval Special Warfare history, Extortion 17 is remembered for the 30 American lives lost, including SOC Reeves.