As humble as military men and women can be, their memories and service are often forgotten if not survived by their close family and friends who knew them well. This was the reality till Jeffrey Rease, a normal Alabama man with a passion for photography decided to do something about it.

Serving in any military branch is an honor not everybody gets to experience. US Military veterans often serve out of love for their country and their countrymen; many do not expect anything in return. So when they get back home after a tour of duty, most citizens wouldn’t normally know about their service and what honor they’ve brought back with them.

Meet Jeffrey Rease of Alabama

Alabama local Jeffrey "Jeff" Rease, professional photographer and pioneer of Portraits of Honor (Jeffrey Rease Official Website)
Jeffrey “Jeff” Rease, professional photographer and pioneer of Portraits of Honor (Jeffrey Rease Official Website)

Good old Jeffrey Rease. A Birmingham local, Jeffrey was an Alabama man passionate about photography. In fact, he is a full-time portrait and wedding photographer that has extensive experience with everything to do with arts and design.

Jeffrey doesn’t have any personal military background. However, his family did serve in the military. This led him to wonder more about his family background with the armed forces. As it turns out, one of his uncles served in World War II onboard an unknown military vessel when a German torpedo destroyed it. More so, his dad was a paratrooper way back in the Korean War.