US Marine Sergeant Dennis Kancler died in Afghanistan on 31st July 2011. Sgt. Kancler, age 26, was the son of Dennis Kancler, who recently retired as Police Chief of Brecksville, Ohio.
Sgt. Kancler graduated from high school in 2003 and joined the Marine Corps. He previously served two combat tours in Iraq in 2005 and 2006. This was his third tour in Afghanistan.
He served with the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.