VICTOR JEFFRIES / PEARL HARBOR PETTY OFFICER
Sailor earned many honors
Private memorial services will be held Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Mortuary for former Pearl Harbor sailor Victor Jeffries, a reservist who died Dec. 31 from injuries in a vehicle accident while on active duty in Kuwait.
Jeffries, of Brooklyn, N.Y., will be buried Jan. 27 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
He was assigned to the Naval Customs Battalion Tango of the Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Kuwait when he was injured Dec. 24.
Earlier memorial services also were held in Kuwait on Jan. 5.
Jeffries, a petty officer first class, deployed to Kuwait in October 2007 and worked as a communications specialist for Navy public affairs.
Jeffries enlisted in 1984 and served in the Coast Guard, the Army and eventually the Navy. His last assignment at Pearl Harbor was with SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, where he maintained and operated small boats and equipment. In his civilian life, he was a teacher and coach at Farrington High School.
Jeffries' awards include the Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Service Medal with mobilization device and bronze hourglass, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jeffries, and his two daughters, Keshia and Chantel.