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Received! Deceased Donor Transplant 10/23

Vaughn Reynolds is a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and retired Federal Air Marshal with over 40 years of federal government service.

Vaughn joined the Army in December 1981 and went on active duty in August 1982. He attended basic training at Ft Knox, KY. He then became a computer machine operator at AIT at Ft Benjamin Harrison, IN. His first duty station was in his hometown of Fayetteville, NC at Ft Bragg where met his wife, Tonja, and they were married in 1985. They were assigned to Ft Richardson, AK. Their firstborn, Chelsea, was born in 1989. They moved on to McDill AFB in Tampa, FL., and then to the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. In 1994 he retrained as a CID agent in the Military Police Corps and moved to Ft Belvoir, VA. Their second daughter, Taylor, was born in Bethesda, MD. From there Vaughn went to Yongsan, ROK for 13 months. He returned to Ft Belvoir where he retired in 2002. Seven days later he joined the Federal Air Marshal Service and was assigned to the Washington Field Office. He spent his entire Air Marshal career in the Washington office until his retirement in 2022.

In 2023, Vaughn was shocked by his stage 5 CKD diagnosis.

It is Vaughn and his family’s hope and prayer that somewhere, someone, will answer their prayers and bless them with the gift of a kidney donation. Vaughn has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in his outreach to find his life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.

A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-449-8319. Thank you.

Vaughn Reynolds

US Army Veteran

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