Don Reed Wiki – Don Reed Biography
Donald Reed Herring was the oldest brother of Elizabeth Warren’s, He died on Tuesday night in Oklahoma, three weeks after testing positive for coronavirus.
Don Reed Age
He was 86.
Don Reed Death and Cause of Death
Warren personally announced the news on Twitter on Thursday morning. She wrote, “My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from coronavirus on Tuesday evening. He joined the Air Force at 19 and spent his career in the military, including five and a half years off and on in combat in Vietnam. He was charming and funny, a natural leader.”
She added, “What made him extra special was his smile—quick and crooked, it always seemed to generate its own light, one that lit up everyone around him.”
My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from coronavirus on Tuesday evening. He joined the Air Force at 19 and spent his career in the military, including five and a half years off and on in combat in Vietnam. He was charming and funny, a natural leader. https://t.co/b8m0xKzAmM
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 23, 2020
Warren’s Tweet was the first to mention that a member of his family had been fighting COVID-19. In a statement to the Boston Globe, she wrote: “I am grateful to the nurses and other front-line staff who cared for my brother, but it is difficult to know that there was no family to hold his hand or say ‘I love you’ once again. And now there is no funeral for those of us who love him to hug us. I will miss my brother.
Don Reed Early Life, Education, Career
According to the Globe, Herring was a 20-year veteran of the US Air Force. USA He attended the University of Oklahoma and, before graduating, enlisted in the Air Force. Altogether, Reed carried out 288 combat missions in Vietnam.
Don Reed Illness
In February, he was hospitalized for pneumonia. Years before, he had been diagnosed with cancer and underwent treatment.
According to the Globe, Herring was transferred to intensive care at Norman Regional Hospital on April 15. He died on April 21.
Elizabeth Warren Family, Brothers
Warren’s three older brothers, Don, John and David, all lived (and the last two continue to live) quiet lives in Oklahoma, where Warren grew up. When the Boston Globe visited Oklahoma in early 2020 in an attempt to interview Herring, “he declined to comment.”
Around that time, a survey showed that nearly a third of Warren’s supporters believed that his ability to lead the army was weak. According to The Washington Examiner, Warren’s response was, “You know, I have three brothers who are in the military, and I know how much our military families sacrifice.”
She continued: “I think the primary job of the commander in chief is to keep the United States safe. And I think it’s about judgment. I think it starts with getting to know our military. I sit on the Senate Armed Services Committee. I work with our generals, with our military leaders, with our intelligence, but I also visit our troops.
In a separate interview, Warren said that while he invited his three brothers to be more active in his campaign, they felt that “it is not their world.”
In January, Warren released an ad with his three brothers (as shown above). On the spot, two of the three men said they planned to vote for their sister. Herring does not mention whether or not he would vote for Warren. Not long after the release of the ad, Mediaite reported: “… Don Reed Herring, the eldest, doesn’t talk about his sister at all in the ad, and is only heard remembering his brothers.”