US Army 10th Mountain Division Spc. Preston J. Dennis, aged 23, was killed by a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on 28th April 2011. He was serving with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment at the time.
Spc. Dennis was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, arriving in country on 18th March 2011. His first tour of duty there was from 2009 to April 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Heather, son Richard, step-father retired Modoc County Sheriff, Bruce Mix and mother Maria, sisters Angie and Amanda Dennis-Mix, all from Redding, California.