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Army Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds

Died September 24, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

23, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 24 in Omar Zai, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an IED.

Always was willing to help in neighborhood

The Associated Press

Titus Reynolds was the neighborhood helper and organizer — and a pretty good-looking one at that.

His father, Rod Reynolds, recalled many waitresses giving his son their phone numbers when the family would go out to eat.

“It happened many times,” the elder Reynolds said.

Reynolds, 23, of Columbus, Ohio, died Sept. 24 in Omar Zai, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb. He was assigned to Fort Lewis, Wash. He graduated from Reynoldsburg High School in 2005.

Childhood friend Emil Davitian, 25, recalled that Reynolds’ home was the hotspot for get-togethers among friends, typically planned by Reynolds.

“We would get together and have video game tournaments,” he said. “The Sony PlayStation was at my house, and the Nintendo 64 was at his.”

Reynolds could also often be seen helping neighbors haul groceries inside, or playing electric guitar and bass for his church band.

“Titus would do anything for you,” said neighbor Sheryl Sycks. “He was nice and mannerly, such a sweet kid.”

In addition to his father, the soldier is survived by his wife, Nikki; his mother; and two brothers and a sister.

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