This is my husband Sgt. Jose Joel Reyes he was an excellent husband and an incredible father to both our kids Damian and Damianis, he was born in Caguas Puerto Rico on February 1st, 1988 and lived his young and adult life in San Lorenzo PR with his mother Zoraida Cruz, brother Yamil Reyes and his sister Neysha Reyes. He loved music and he enjoyed playing many instruments like his guitar, saxophone and the drums. In. 2005 when he was 18 he enlisted with the national guard in Puerto Rico with 248th army band playing the saxophone, he was truly amazing and then by 2009 he transferred over to Active Duty to the 10th Mountain Division in Ft. Drum NY, he was in the 110th Transportation Co. He did what he loved and truly did it with pride. He was deployed to Afghanistan in April 2012 and he unfortunately was killed by an IED on July 18th 2012, he was 24 years old.
We will always remember love and miss him, he’s a true Hero.