Soldier killed in Iraq supporting OIR

Spc. Javion Shavonte Sullivan died on Jan. 8 in a non-combat related incident while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

By Military1 Staff

One day after responding to a group text with family members, Spc. Javion Shavonte Sullivan died on Jan. 8 while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.

A Department of Defense press release said Sullivan’s death was from a non-combat related incident, and an investigation is pending.

Sullivan leaves behind his wife, Rayven, who has been by his side since they were 13 years old, and his 3-year-old daughter, Mahogany.

Sullivan’s grandmother, Katherine, told Fox Carolina that his spirit will live on his daughter.

“He is gone, but looking at her, she is his twin,” she said. “We will always see Javion in Mahogany.”

Sullivan was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.