Dennis served with the United States Army Special Forces during the Vietnam war and was an intelligent warrior. He was awarded several combat medals, proving he was probably at his best while under fire.
He was declared dead during the invasion of Granada when he went missing in action. He was rescued from a remote island a month later and returned home after his memorial service.
He leaves behind his former wife, two daughters and many friends.
After the Army, Dennis completed a master's degree in archaeology and served as an archaeologist with the Parks Service, other federal agencies and most recently exploring remote sites in the Grand Canyon. He was chief archaeologist during the mitigation of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, the most famous Spanish ship of the fleet that sank off the coast off the Florida Keys in 1622.
He never really came home. His home was that of all us brats - nowhere and everywhere.