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NJ Man Killed While Giving Aid in Ukraine

Pete Reed, an American from New Jersey, was killed in Bakhmut, Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 2.

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Pete Reed, an American from Bordentown, New Jersey, was killed in Bakhmut, Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Reed, 33, was aiding in the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens when his evacuation vehicle was hit with a reported missile, according to a statement from Global Outreach Doctors (GoDocs).

Reed worked with GoDocs as its Ukraine Country Director since January 2023.

According to a message Reed’s wife shared on Facebook he gave his life saving his team member by covering their body with his.

“Pete’s death underscores the devastation war has on innocent civilians, and highlights the importance of humanitarian and medical aid for affected communities. GoDocs is committed to carrying out this work around the world in honor of Pete,” GoDocs said in a statement on Reed’s death.

Reed was a former US Marine Corps rifleman who served two tours in Helmand, Afghanistan. He was also the founder of Global Response Management.

His family is currently working to get him home and says as more details become clear they will share them.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released a statement on Reed's death on Friday extending his and his wife's condolences to the Reed's family and friends.

"A Bordentown native, Pete dedicated his life to service, both founding and working for organizations that help people in need throughout the world. Pete will be remembered for the depth of his courage and his compassion, his selflessness, and his sacrifice. His death serves as a devastating reminder of the catastrophic suffering that this unjustified war has caused," Gov. Murphy said.

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