"He got to hear him cry over the phone"
This story is a tear jerker.
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Joshua Jackson Reeves, four days old, slept undisturbed in his mother's arms, blissfully unaware of war, or a city called Baghdad, or his mother's shattered heart.
Leslie Reeves, gently traced her baby's chin, a miniature version of another's chin, and smiled through wet eyes.
On Friday, Sept. 21, Reeves delivered her 7-pound, 14-ounce boy into this world.....................on Saturday, Sept. 22, as a bomb detonated as Joshua Reeves' Humvee drove down a Baghdad street. Leslie Reeves, a Hendersonville native who had returned to be with her parents while she delivered, was still in the hospital with her new baby when she learned she was a widow. Read it all(LINK)
Reeves is a hero. He enlisted three years ago and had just signed up for six more years. His mother said he "He supported his country. He supported the Army. He supported his President. He cared about the Iraqi people."
A memorial service is planned for Oct 4. A fund for the family is set up at Regions Bank-Hendersonville Branch
(615-826-1082) 323 West Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075