Based: Mountain View, Calif.
351st Civil Affairs Command
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: December 23, 2005 Baghdad, Iraq
High School: Fresno High (Fresno)
Burial: Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno
Reali died Dec. 23 of injuries suffered when her Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device near Baghdad, less than a week after her 25th birthday. The explosion also killed Army Reserve Spc. Cheyenne Willey, 36, of Fremont, Calif.
Reali, who was born in Denair in Stanislaus County, grew up in Fresno.
Reali's father told the Merced Sun-Star that his daughter joined the Army Reserve in July 2000 in part to follow in the footsteps of her older brother, Paul, who was in the Navy. "She was a good, bright young woman," he said. "She was good enough to serve and do her duty."
Reali is survived by her father, Richard, of Atwater, Calif.; and her brother, Paul, of San Diego.
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