Sgt. Tatjana Reed
United States Army
KIA 22 July 2004 Samarra, Iraq
34, of Fort Campbell, Ky.; assigned to the 66th Transportation Company, Kaiserslautern, Germany; killed July
22 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Samarra, Iraq.
Reed was born in Germany and graduated from high school there. Her Army service records listed Fort
Campbell, Ky., as her hometown of record. She had been in the Army for more than a decade, graduating
from basic training in February 1991.
“She loved the Army,” her mother, Brigitte Dykty, of Clarksville, Tenn., said earlier this week after learning of
her daughter’s death.
In addition to her mother, Reed is survived by a 10-year-old daughter, Genevieve Reed.
As a result of her service in Iraq, Reed will be posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, the
Memorial Page Established by- SGT Carrie L. Johnson
In Honor Of SGT Tatjana Reed
SGT Reed was stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany with
the 66th Transportation Company. She was killed on 22 July 2004, when
the guntruck she was in was hit by an IED in Samarra, Iraq. She was one
of the best NCO's I have ever met and I am honored to have met her. She
used to peak her head over my door and wake me up to go eat breakfast.
You could always smell coffee coming from her room everyday. She had
to have it. I will never forget her. She is truly an Angel in heaven
smiling down on us and protecting us with her wings. I MISS YOU FRIEND.
March 25, 2014
SFC(RET) Barry Bateman
SGT Reed will always be remembered, by me. She was one of my Soldiers and took care of the female
Soldiers passionately. She was extremely professional in her actions and I can honestly say that it was
an honor and a privilege to have served with her. Her death was a tragedy to me, as I assigned her to
the position in which she conducted her final mission. I will feel her loss for the rest of my life. SGT
Reed, time has passed, but you are remembered and honored for all eternity for your professionalism
and for paying the ultimate sacrifice. If I could go back in time, I would trade places with you in a
heartbeat. I truly hope that you are at peace.
Memorial Day 2011
We shared some laughs and some stories. You truly were a shining light and are sorely missed.
Feb 06, 2010
SFC (Ret) Donnie Clark
I had the pleasure of being stationed with then SPC Reed with 3rd Platoon Big Dawgs, Bravo Company,
123rd MSB, 1st Armored Division. She was a good Soldier and a good person. I can still remember her
giving to her fellow Soldiers (especially chocolate).
It was a very sad day when 1SG Brian Stoops called to inform me that you had lost your life just days
before I had redeployed to Germany from Iraq. It was even more sad the day I attended your funeral in
My children still remember you and playing with your beautiful daughter Genevieve Reed at the
Dexheim Youth Services.
You may be gone from our side but never from our lives.
July 15, 2009
SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SGT Tatjana Reed
Sergeant Tatjana Reed, It has been almost five years since that improvised explosive device took you
from US. Tatjana, You are Gone But Not Forgotten.
In God We Trust SFC Rod, Standing For Those Who Stood For Us www.patriotguard.org
April 11, 2008
Leary B. Rivas, Jr
I had the pleasure and honor of knowing Tatjana Reed in
1991 before she enlisted, but she did tell me about her plans to serve
and I did see and talk to her after her enlistment. She was one of
the most dedicated people that I've ever known, and in my heart, as well
as so many others, she will be dearly missed and her sacrifice will
never be forgotten. My most sincere condolences go out to her family, as
well as my prayers. The light of her memory will forever shine in my