Home of Record: Newhall
Date of Birth: November 16, 1986
Birthplace: Los Angeles County
High School: John F. Kennedy High (Granada Hills)
College: College of the Canyons, Spring 2006 semester
Service: Army National Guard
Length of Service:
Unit: 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment
Start Service: 2004 (Alabama Army National Guard)
Start Tour: September 2006 (California Army National Guard)
Based: Fresno, Calif.
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Incident Date: February 11, 2007
Casualty Date: February 11, 2007
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Umm Qasr, Iraq
Remains: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
Narrative: SGT Dennis L. Sellen Jr. of Newhall, at age 20, served with the 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment and was killed in gun accident near the Kuwaiti border in Umm al Qasr, Iraq, on February 11, 2007. Reportedly, a fellow soldier accidentally discharged his weapon while cleaning it after a combat mission.