A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and American volunteer, Pete Reed, was slain on Thursday in Eastern Ukraine.
“He was the good kind of crazy,” his brother Chandler Reed told Fox News. “He put himself selflessly in danger all the time to help other people.”
In the city of Bakhmut, where his ambulance was hit by incoming Russian fire, Reed was employed by Global Outreach Doctors, according to relatives.
The website of Global Outreach Doctors identified Reed as the “Ukraine Country Director.”
Reed previously served as the executive director and co-founder of a different charity called Global Response Medicine, which provides aid to those living in conflict zones.
Before heading a medical team for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces as they recovered Mosul, Iraq, from ISIS, Reed, a decorated Marine, did two tours in Afghanistan.