April 20, 2011
Release Number: 1104-09
Fort Drum Public Affairs
10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan
Fort Drum, NY - An infantryman with the 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 28 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.
Killed is Corporal Preston J. Dennis, age 23 of Redding, California.
Dennis joined the Army in August, 2008. After completing training at Fort Benning, Georgia he was assigned to Fort Carson and was subsequently stationed at Fort Drum in September, 2010. Dennis deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in June 2009 to May 2010. He deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in March 2011.
Dennis's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Dennis is survived by his wife, mother and father.