SSG Vincent Reynolds
Valley View, TX
Mission Accomplished on July 11, 2020
Vincent Reynolds grew up playing Army, so joining the military felt like a natural decision. He enlisted as an indirect fire infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division after high school.
On Sept. 3, 2012, Staff Sergeant Reynolds was on his second deployment when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. SSG Reynolds’ first thought during the explosion was checking to ensure his Soldiers were alright, not even realizing he was injured himself. The blast resulted in the loss of his left leg and damage to his right leg.
Now medically retired, Vince enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, and spending time with his two daughters, Raylee and Mackenzie. Vince and his wife, Denise, welcomed their daughter, Kendall, on August 26, 2023. Vince is a rancher and the owner of Bar RR F&R Services. He raises horses and cattle on his HFOT property. Denise works as a bookkeeper.
Vince says his specially adapted custom Homes For Our Troops home helps him be a better father. His previous multi-level home made it difficult for him to carry his children up and down the stairs. In his single-level HFOT home with an open floor plan and wide doorways and hallways, Vince is able to move from room to room easily. “I could write a book about how this home changed not only my life physically but how it makes me feel a lot less stressed,” he says.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Vince chose to build his home in Texas for the warm climate and to be close to Denise’s family.
Vince is thankful to HFOT’s donors and supporters who made the dream of living in an adapted home possible. “It is humbling to know there are people out there who care,” he says.
- Gainesville Daily Register, July 7, 2020 This Saturday, July 11, Valley View resident Vincent “Vinny” Reynolds will finally get his dream home. Read more.
- Gainsville Daily Register, Oct. 30, 2019 After losing his leg in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, Vincent “Vinny” Reynolds found a new life in hunting and fishing. Now, a veteran-focused nonprofit is helping build his “forever home” near Valley View to allow him to pursue outdoor sports. Read more.