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Two Fluor employees killed in apparent suicide bombing

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Jarrold Reeves (Source: Presbyterian College) Jarrold Reeves (Source: Presbyterian College)
CLINTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Presbyterian College announced Monday that a graduate was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Jarrold Reeves, a 1982 alumnus, was reportedly one of four victims killed in an apparent suicide bombing at Bagram Airfield on Saturday. Reeves was a retired Army colonel and serving as a contractor, the college said.

Two soldiers and another contractor were also killed in the attack, prompting the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan to close. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which left 16 others wounded.

Reeves was reportedly an employee of Fluor Corporation. The company confirmed on Monday two of their employees were killed in the attack.

One of the victims killed in the attack was the father of Meghan Hollingsworth, the Townville Elementary teacher wounded in September's school shooting. Superintendent Dr. Joanne Avery said Hollingsworth's family appreciated concern and support but is asking for privacy at this time.

Below is a statement released by a Fluor spokesperson:

We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers go out to the deceased employees’ families and friends. Our priority right now is the safety and security of employees working on the base and supporting the families of the two colleagues we have lost. As is our policy, out of respect for the families, we will not be releasing the employees’ names.

Presbyterian College released the following statement on Reeves' death:

The Presbyterian College (PC) community mourns the death of Col. (Ret.) Jarrold "Jerry" Reeves, a 1982 alumnus who was a member of the Blue Hose football team. Following graduation, Reeves, spent 29 years on active duty in the U.S. Army before retiring in 2011. Through his role as a contractor, he was working in Afghanistan when he fell victim to an apparent suicide bombing at Bagram Airfield. Reeves served as the Deputy Project Manager for Logistics and Public Works for the Fluor Government Group in Afghanistan.

PC is grateful for the commitment to our country displayed by Reeves and all alumni who have served in the armed forces. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Reeves' family and friends, including his classmates and fellow players at PC. As a close-knit community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni, the impact of Reeves' untimely loss strikes a solemn chord. We will continue to keep his family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

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