Dennis James Veater

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Jessup, PA

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Lance Corporal Dennis J. Veater joined the Marine Corps after his freshman year at Penn State University. During his career Dennis deployed to Honduras and Iraq. He was killed in action by an IED in Anbar province, Iraq during a medical supply run. The vehicle he was driving was hit by an IED and he was the only casualty. Dennis was scheduled to come home within 2 weeks.

Dennis loved the spotlight and entertained his family and friends by creating songs and dances, making faces and cracking jokes. He loved with his whole heart and will be remembered for his good-hearted nature, eagerness to care for others, and fun-loving attitude.

Dennis was a devoted father and a genuinely kind soul. He served others and embodied the word selfless. He was very proud of his 14-month-old son, and wanted nothing more than to be a dad to him. Dennis was looking forward to coming home to his little family and marrying his fiancé.

Age: 20

Date of Death: March 09, 2007

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