American volunteer aid worker killed in Bakhmut while helping Ukrainian civilians

    WORLD  04 February 2023 - 14:33

    An American volunteer aid worker, Pete Reed, was killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut on February 2 while aiding civilians, according to a statement from Global Response Medicine, the humanitarian aid group he founded.

    Reed, a US Marine veteran, was listed as “killed while rendering aid” on a mission with another organization, GRM said in a statement posted on social media, CNN reports.

    “Yesterday, GRM founder Pete Reed was killed in Bakhmut, Ukraine. Pete was the bedrock of GRM, serving as Board President for 4 years. In January, Pete stepped away from GRM to work with Global Outreach Doctors on their Ukraine mission and was killed while rendering aid,” according to a post shared on Instagram.

    “This is a stark reminder of the perils rescue and aid workers face in conflict zones as they serve citizens caught in the crossfire. Pete was just 33 years old, but lived a life in service of others, first as a decorated US Marine and then in humanitarian aid. GRM will strive to honor his legacy and the selfless service he practiced,” the statement said.

    Reed was also listed as the Ukraine country director on the Global Outreach Doctors’ website.

    A US State Department spokesperson confirmed “the recent death of a US citizen in Ukraine” when asked for comment.

    “We are in touch with the family and providing all possible consular assistance,” the State Department spokesperson said. “Out of respect for the privacy of the family during this difficult time, we have nothing further to add.”

    Reed’s wife, Alex Kay Potter, wrote on Instagram that her husband not only lived for his duty but apparently died saving another team member’s life.

    “He was evacuating civilians and responding to those wounded when his ambulance was shelled. He died doing what he was great at, what gave him life, and what he loved, and apparently by saving a team member with his own body,” the post said.

    Reed started his humanitarian career working after Superstorm Sandy hit his home state of New Jersey, according to the biography pages on the Global Response Medicine and Global Outreach Doctors websites.

    Reed led medical teams during the Battle for Mosul in Iraq, treating over 10,000 trauma patients, according to the websites.

    Caliber.Az

    Subscribe to our Telegram channel


Read also

FT: Russia overtook US as gas supplier to Europe in May

16 June 2024 - 14:45

Random shooting in Michigan water park injures nine Including two children

16 June 2024 - 13:55

Xiaomi fires two key executives for bribes

16 June 2024 - 15:01

Finnish president urges China to influence Putin to put end to war

16 June 2024 - 14:28

Sweden, Iran exchange prisoners in breakthrough deal

16 June 2024 - 12:15

Britain reports new attack on ship off Yemen's coast

16 June 2024 - 12:47
ADVERTS
Video
Latest news

    What fate awaits Armenian government after early parliamentary session?

    Experts analyse

    16 June 2024 - 15:36

    French ex-president calls dissolving parliament "risky move"

    16 June 2024 - 15:19

    Xiaomi fires two key executives for bribes

    16 June 2024 - 15:01

    Azerbaijani, Pakistani leaders discuss enhancing bilateral ties

    16 June 2024 - 14:48

    FT: Russia overtook US as gas supplier to Europe in May

    16 June 2024 - 14:45

    Finnish president urges China to influence Putin to put end to war

    16 June 2024 - 14:28

    Syrian citizen shoots five people and committs suicide in Türkiye

    16 June 2024 - 14:12

    Random shooting in Michigan water park injures nine

    Including two children

    16 June 2024 - 13:55

    Prisoners in Rostov detention centre neutralised after taking hostage staff members

    16 June 2024 - 13:39

    IDF imposes daily humanitarian pauses in fighting

    16 June 2024 - 13:21

    Armenia arrests five more people due to clashes near parliament

    Second wave of arrests

    16 June 2024 - 13:04

    Britain reports new attack on ship off Yemen's coast

    16 June 2024 - 12:47

    Türkiye favours Russia's participation at summit in Switzerland

    16 June 2024 - 12:31

    Sweden, Iran exchange prisoners in breakthrough deal

    16 June 2024 - 12:15

    Armenian forces shell Azerbaijani Army positions in Nakhchivan

    16 June 2024 - 11:57

    Azerbaijan’s path towards complete restoration of sovereignty, Russia’s ultimatum and France’s panic

    Weekly review

    16 June 2024 - 11:51

    Azerbaijan sees increase in Indian tourist influx

    16 June 2024 - 11:35

    Unprotected and unpunished: Turning a blind eye to anti-Jewish attacks in Armenia

    16 June 2024 - 11:19

    French company risks losing Niger uranium mine sought by Russia

    16 June 2024 - 11:03

    German chancellor admits peace in Ukraine cannot be achieved without Russia

    16 June 2024 - 10:47

    Italian PM: Prospect of unfreezing Russian assets stems from peace negotiations

    16 June 2024 - 10:30

    Armenian PM offers Baku to create mechanism to investigate ceasefire violations

    16 June 2024 - 10:14

    Spain resumes import of Russian iron, steel

    16 June 2024 - 09:56

    US backs Ukraine to maintain favourable world order, VP says

    16 June 2024 - 09:42

    Former IDPs participate in Eid al-Adha prayer at mosque in Shusha

    PHOTO

    16 June 2024 - 09:34

    Hamas fighters kill eight Israeli soldiers in southern Gaza

    16 June 2024 - 09:26

    Turkish president congratulates Azerbaijani people on National Salvation Day

    PHOTO

    16 June 2024 - 09:10

    G7 threatens China with further sanctions over Russia war support

    Opinion by Financial Time

    16 June 2024 - 08:55

    Lithuania connects to Europe’s rearmament industry

    Analysis by CEPA

    16 June 2024 - 06:30

    Moderna says next-generation COVID vaccine efficacy non-inferior to current shot

    16 June 2024 - 04:23

    Aselsan to showcase advanced defence technologies at Eurosatory

    Article by Defence Blog

    16 June 2024 - 02:20

    US Air Force eyes regular CCA overhauls

    No 30-year-old drone wingmen/ Article by Defense News

    16 June 2024 - 00:15

    Europe presses US to lift Ukraine weapons limits

    Article by POLITICO

    15 June 2024 - 22:10

    Court suspends French right-wing leader Ciotti's expulsion from party

    Article by Le Monde

    15 June 2024 - 20:00

    Bundestag deputy calls for Ukraine to target Russian military sites with Western weapons

    15 June 2024 - 18:40

    Session of CSTO Foreign Ministers Council to be held in Almaty

    15 June 2024 - 18:28

    Russian, Kyrgyz presidents explore interaction in EAEU

    15 June 2024 - 18:16

    Turkish army eliminates 17 PKK militants on Iraq-Syria border

    15 June 2024 - 18:04

    UK has no plans to send troops to Ukraine, says Rishi Sunak

    15 June 2024 - 17:52

    Sweden says Russian military jet violated airspace

    15 June 2024 - 17:40

All news