Killed Nov. 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while he was on patrol in Iraq.
Spc. Wentz, who was single, enlisted in the Guard in November 2000, with Company B of the 164th Engineer Combat Battalion. He was promoted from private first class to specialist the day before he was killed. He was the son of Kenneth and Joyce Wentz, of Williston, and had two grown brothers.
Compiled from Associated Press reports. Retrieved 10/01/2013 from "Honor the Fallen", http://projects.militarytimes.com/valor/