Hello everyone, my name is Mike Reams. I served with Jaxon in Suicide Charley from 2015 until he finished his contract and became "The Honorable Mr. Dever", a title which he was certain to remind those around him of. Jaxon was suddenly taken away from us on Wednesday, January 24th in a tragic motorcycle accident.
As I'm sure many of my brothers from the Marine Corps can attest to, Jaxon was the life of the party. He always was making everyone laugh, and you could always count on him to pick you up when you were down. Jaxon truly cared about the Marines around him and ensured their well-being before his own. As a good friend said, "He was deadly serious about the welfare of his team, about being a warfighter, and about lifting up the people around him... Jaxon was the kind of Marine that you would want beside you in a fight, every time. I don't think he would have ever let any of us down." More true words have never been spoken.
Aside from his family and countless brothers from the Marine Corps, Jaxon is survived by his beautiful wife, Kelsey. Jaxon and Kelsey recently eloped on October 7, 2017. Kelsey truly played a huge role in the man that Jaxon had become. As Jaxon said himself, "Once a young and reckless kid trying to win the cutest girl at school, turned into a sacrificing, Jesus loving man. Choosing to love his life long friend for life."
Kelsey was Jaxon's world and it is so apparent he was hers as well. It is in this time that I am asking that we come to together and show Kelsey and Jaxon's family the love and support that they need and deserve. Whether you're a Marine, a friend, a family member, or just seeing this because someone shared it with you, any amount will help ease the burden of funeral expenses and help ensure that Kelsey is taken care of.
When Jaxon was in the Marine Corps, he was lucky enough to be apart of the best company the Marine Corps has to offer, Suicide Charley. Every Marine can tell you, there is something special about Suicide Charley. Whether it be the two guidons, the ties to Marine Corps legends such as John Basilone and Chesty Puller, or just the fact that we walk around with an extra swagger that comes only with being a part of the best. There is one thing that those outside of Suicide Charley don't know, though. Suicide Charley is a family. From the moment you're given your Suicide knowledge until the day you die, you are family. Not only you, as a Marine, but your family is also family. Kelsey, what I'm trying to say is that you have an entire company of Marines, past and present, that are your family. We are all here to support you in any way possible. I hope that you never hesitate to reach out if you are ever in need of anything because I promise you, there will be a line of Suicide Charley Marine willing to give you the shirt off their back.
All proceeds from this go directly to Kelsey and Jaxon's family to help pay for funeral expenses, travel expenses, and anything that they need during this time of grief.
Til' Valhalla, brother.
- Lee Burkholder
- Deven Ravel
- Bryan Resar
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- Melissa Adkins
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