SPC Brandon T. Titus
REPOST: SPC Titus, a member of Bravo Company during OIF 2.5, came from a storied family of Veterans: his father is a decorated Vietnam vet and Ranger, and his Great Uncle was a Medal of Honor winner. Brandon followed in their footsteps and served his country as an Infantryman.
On 17AUG04, just a few weeks after arriving in Iraq from Kuwait, SPC Titus was K.I.A when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. I remember the day it happened, because it was the first time we had a "blackout" of communication (phones/internet) so that his family could be first notified. Though we had already begun patrolling and had experienced attacks (the first day I ever left the wire of Camp Victory, we were hit with mortar fire) the reality of just what we were doing didn't sink in until Brandon was killed.
I never got to opportunity to meet him, but will always remember his name (along with another Soldier who we also lost early on) because of the timing of his death.
SPC Titus was a true Commando, Dragon, Barbarian, and most of all...a brother.
He forever earned his place at The Right of the Line.
I've been doing these small memorials for some time now both on Facebook and on my previous site. The purpose is to not only remember our fallen brothers from the 14th Infantry Regiment, but to show the families that we will always care and never forget.