According to the Department of Defence, a South Carolina National Guard soldier died on Thursday while participating in Operation Spartan Shield. Spc. Jayson Reed Haven, 20 years old and from Aiken, South Carolina, died tragically at Camp Buehring in Kuwait. According to military sources, his death was caused by a non-combat vehicle rollover accident.
Who Was Jayson Reed Haven?
Spc. Jayson Reed Haven, a 20-year-old from Aiken, South Carolina, joined the US Army in January 2020. According to WYFF, he had one station unit training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Spc. According to the news statement, Haven was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, 218th Manoeuvre Enhancement Brigade, stationed in Charleston, South Carolina.
Tribute To Jayson Reed
Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, adjutant general, South Carolina, said, “There are no words that can adequately express how deeply saddened I am at the loss of one of our own. SPC Jayson R. Haven was more than just a member of the South Carolina National Guard; he was family.”
In addition, he added that soldiers and their families are an essential part of the South Carolina Military Department. They act as the thread that holds it all together. Moreover, while noting the family of SPC Haven’s tremendous sadness, he conveyed his heartfelt sympathies, assuring them that his thoughts and prayers and those of many South Carolinians are with them. The message was that they were not alone in their grief, and the entire community was with them.
Spc. Jayson Reed Achievements
Spc. Jayson Reed Haven’s outstanding service was recognized with numerous awards and decorations. Among them is the Army Commendation Medal. Therefore, it acknowledges his remarkable services and accomplishments. He was also awarded the National Defense Service Medal for his steadfast dedication to national defense.
Furthermore, Spc. Haven was awarded both the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal for his service in the Global War on Terrorism. Thus, These honors recognize his commitment and efforts in the battle against terrorism.
His military service and reserve service were recognized with the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, marked by the “M” Device. This represents his ability and preparedness to perform his duties as a reservist.
Spc. Haven also received the Army Service Ribbon. Moreover, he was also awarded the Overseas Duty Ribbon, acknowledging his deployment and duty abroad.
Therefore, these honors honor Spc. Haven for his bravery, commitment, and honorable service to his country.