Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Dennis L Pintor

Dennis L Pintor

Lima, Ohio

October 12, 2004

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
30 Army Capt

Army's 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division

Fort Hood, Texas

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their patrol vehicle.

Dennis L Pintor

On Oct. 11, Dennis L. Pintor e-mailed a local newspaper, asking for help
collecting school supplies for Iraqi children. He died the next day. "His
last wish was for the Iraqi children. It wasn't even for himself," said
Lillian Abelita, a family friend. "I hate to brag, but there was not a life he
touched that was not better for it." Pintor, 30, of Lima, Ohio, died Oct. 12
when a bomb exploded near his patrol vehicle. He was based at Fort
Hood. Pintor graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in
1998. "He was a strong student, a good kid, good family," said Allen
Clum, who taught Pintor high school math. "He was active in tennis and
soccer and was just a good kid." He is survived by his wife, Stacy, and
4-year-old daughter Rhea. "Dennis was the kind of father that would
care for the baby in a restaurant allowing his wife to enjoy her meal
before it got cold," said his uncle, David Garrison Jr. Abelita contacted
area school districts asking for their help in gathering school supplies to
send to Iraq. She wants to make sure Pintor's last wish is fulfilled.

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