View Full Version : COL KB Reed passes after a long fight with cancer.

05-26-2010, 22:03
A heads up to alert the community that we lost a long time brother today - still on active duty - COL KB Reed passed today after a long fight with cancer. He started his SF career back in 7th SFG(A) in the late 70s as an enlisted soldier and then on to Det K in Korea after that to 10th SFG(A) and then as a Intel Officer for the remaining time he served. KB loved life and all that was in it. He loved to have fun and being with friends. His contributions to our nation will continue on for a long time as his legacy lives on through his work and soldiers he impacted. May God bless KB and his family. KB can now take his place among those that have gone ahead of him.

05-26-2010, 22:17
RIP Col. Reed.

Ambush Master
05-26-2010, 22:41
Rest In Peace Brother!!

As I told Col Howard.............."I'll be looking for you at the RP, just off of that Final DZ!!"

And that was what caused Bob to Salute me!!!

Thoughts and Prayers out to Family and Friends.


05-26-2010, 23:18

One hell of a boss and one hell of a man. Best 4 years of my life working with that man.

You will be missed.

Red Flag 1
05-27-2010, 05:47
Rest In Peace Colonel.

05-27-2010, 05:52
RIP Col Reed, Vaya con Dios..

Goggles Pizano
05-27-2010, 06:47
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen.
In pace requiescat Sir.
Dominus vobiscum.

05-27-2010, 06:52
Rest in Peace, COL. Thank you for your many years of service to our country. You will always be missed and NEVER forgotten!

molon labe

05-27-2010, 08:06
Rest in Peace

05-27-2010, 11:49
God Bless,Rest in Peace,Warrior................:(

Big Teddy

05-27-2010, 12:49
Rest in Peace, Sir.

I grow so weary of hearing cancer took another good man. :mad:

05-27-2010, 13:49
Rest In Peace and Thank You

05-27-2010, 14:18
Rest easy, Sir, and thanks so much for your service to our Nation.

05-27-2010, 14:24
God bless. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

05-27-2010, 15:16
Rest In Peace, Sir.

05-27-2010, 18:02
Here is the details for KBs Memorial Service:

The Memorial Service for COL KB Reid will be held at the Argonne Hills Chapel, Fort Meade, MD on 1 June (Tuesday) at 1400. The Church is located at 7100 Rockenbach Road. POC is CPT Mohamed, BDE S3 at 703-706-2797. Uniform: Duty

05-27-2010, 21:16
RIP KB, you were one of the good ones...

05-28-2010, 07:53
I'm told COL Reid was inaugurated into the MI Hall of Fame recently.

05-29-2010, 07:36
What a tremendous loss. I feel very lucky to have been able to be mentored by such a great man.

06-01-2010, 16:37
His memorial was a packed chapel. The people present and the speakers reflected how much COL Reid meant to the community.

Tentative date of interment at Arlington is 9 Sep 10.

06-25-2010, 08:58

06-25-2010, 10:34
Rest in peace Kurush, it was an honor to serve with you.

08-12-2010, 20:01
KB is to be buried at Arlington on 9 Sep 10 at 1100 hours.

08-13-2010, 03:20
May you Rest in Peace Col. Reed. Thank you for your service Sir.


08-19-2010, 08:57
Kurush and I served on 231 at Devens back in 76/77. He was an E5, 12B back then - and he was an Odd Duck to say the least. He was the only one on our team who showed up each and every morning with highly spit-shined Jump Boots, pegged and starched Fatigues, pegged field jacket and a jaunty tilt to his Beret that we were sure he spent at least five minutes of mirror time on each morning just trying to get it that way. For that reason, the rest of us slobs on the team probably didn't mix with "Bharucha-Reid" (as he was always called by our Team Sergeant, Ike Isola) as we should have. Eeventually - he moved on - as it turned out, eventually on to OCS. The rest is History.

None of us, back then had a looking glass to see the future - and of course, we did not see an embryonic "Col Ried" amongst us back then, just the meticulous and fastidious Bharucha, always proper, always punctual.

But also, eventually, some of those Slobs on the team went on to become SGMs too as well as a few Captians, a few Majors and at least one Helicopter Pilot Warrant - isn’t that amazing. You guys on teams today - look arround you - who's going to be a Colonel some day, who is going to be a SGM - may not be whom you expect.

RIP Bharucha-Reid

08-19-2010, 09:25
When Bharucha left the team back in 77 (could have been 78), I never heard from him again - did not know any of what I see here below:


(Enlarge) Col. Kurusch Bharucha-Reid, 1955-2010
The life and military service of Col. Kurusch Bharucha-Reid, commander of Fort Meade's Army Field Support Center, were celebrated during a memorial service June 1 at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.
Reid died May 26 of pancreatic cancer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after struggling with the disease for more than a year. He was 55.
Called a "great American Solider" by Maj. Gen. Mary A. Legere, commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, Reid was remembered by about 650 colleagues and friends gathered to honor his 37-year Army career.
The Army Field Support Center's mission is to provide specialized administrative support to supported Department of the Army units. Reid, who reported to Legere, commanded the unit from May 2009 until his death.
The general spoke of how Reid continued to lead the unit from his hospital bed and how the headquarters' first sergeant brought the unit's colors to his bedside.
"He was a principled, compassionate and disciplined leader," Legere said. "Despite his illness, he remained focused on his organization and mission."
The hour-long memorial service began with a musical prelude and welcome by INSCOM Chaplain (Col.) David E. Smith.
"We're here to celebrate the life of a patriot and hero," Smith said, noting that in following Reid's example, the service members attending the memorial should also "give 100 percent."
Reid was raised in Detroit, where he graduated from the Cranbrook School in 1973. He then joined the Army under the Special Forces Enlistment Option. From 1974 through 1979, Reid served with the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (A) and then attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., to study the Korean language.
A year later, Reid was assigned to the Special Forces Detachment Korea, serving as the sole U.S. Army advisor to the Republic of Korea Third Special Forces Brigade and participating in numerous Mobile Training Teams throughout Asia. Promoted to sergeant first class in 1983, he left Korea to attend the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga.
Reid was commissioned as a military intelligence officer and, in 1988, completed his bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York. Until 1997, he served in various capacities including operations officer and company commander.
In the years to come, Reid would deploy to Bosnia to serve as the commander of a DoD Human Intelligence element and then deploy to Afghanistan as the first HUMNIT officer assigned to provide direct support to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. In 2006, Reid deployed to Iraq, where he served in an interagency coordination cell. Prior to his service at Fort Meade, he was also the chief for the military group and senior DoD instructor at the Inter-Agency Strategic Intelligence training program.
In a short video tribute during the memorial, a young Reid was pictured with a black beard and afro, which garnered laughter from the audience. Reid was also shown in the field, in formation with Soldiers and with senior military leaders at special events.
Retired Col. Don Fox, a family friend, said at the memorial service that it was the colonel's nature "to give more than to receive" and that he lived by the golden rule.
"He was the most thoughtful and gracious person I have ever known," Fox said.
In another tribute, Bob Ward, a colleague who worked with Reid when he was deployed in Afghanistan, said the colonel often signed his correspondence as "UB." When Ward asked Reid what the initials stood for, he said they meant "undercover brother."
A hearty laugh could again be heard from the attendees.
To honor Reid's military service, the song "Ballad of the Green Beret" was played followed by a last roll call, a 21-gun salute and "Taps."
After the benediction and postlude, Legere led everyone in a salute to the fallen Soldier memorial, comprised of boots, a rifle and an Army helmet displayed in front of the chapel sanctuary.
"He was the consummate professional officer and a caring gentleman," said Lt. Col. Brian Wilson, deputy commander of the unit, during an interview after the service. "It's a loss that's felt by each and every Soldier and civilian in the unit."
Reid is survived by his mother Dr. Rodabe Bharucha-Reid and his brother Rustam Bharucha-Reid. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in September.

08-19-2010, 14:58
Rest in peace Sir.

08-22-2010, 10:06
Rest In Peace Sir.

08-22-2010, 13:58
Rest in Peace Brother

08-22-2010, 15:11
May you Rest in Peace Col. Reed. Thank you for your service & sacrifice Sir.

Your will never be forgotten.