REDDING (CBS/AP) — A 23-year-old soldier from Redding has died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said on Saturday that Army Spc. Preston Dennis died on April 28 in Kandahar province from wounds he sustained when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, N.Y.

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Comments (9)
  1. CPL Baker says:

    RIP my friend and brother. My condolences to your family. He is a great soldier he will be missed.

  2. T.Grogan Kroening says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Army Spc. Preston Dennis family, friends and extended family. Thank you for you ultimate sacrifce for our country. You are a true hero. God Bless

  3. Navy retired says:

    God blessing his family for the sacrifice of his son.

  4. Siobhan says:

    My sincerest condolences to the Dennis family and all his loved ones.
    We thank Army Spec Dennis for his patriotism and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country. RIP.

    A grateful American

  5. Marcus says:

    God bless him & his family

  6. Nancy Johnsen says:

    Having just spent the entire day yesterday honoring our Pleasanton hometown brave soldier 23-yr-old Army Medic Spc. Jameson Lindskog, I am a NorCal Coast Guard mom and offer to all the family and friends our deepest deepest condolences and prayers. We thank Army Spc. Preston Dennis for his brave and unselfish service protecting our nationand helping his brothers and sisters in harm’s way. God bless you all.

  7. Don Jones says:

    My family and I send our deepest sympathies on your loss of preston. Because of his service and dedication to his country we are a Free people. We stand and salute you specialist Dennis!

  8. Muhammed says:

    Died for nothing.

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