Former 3-509th PIR OIF 2006 - 2007 of San Marcos, TX KIA Jan. 19 2010 in Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
The family has requested donations to the Captain Paul W. Pena Memorial Scholarship at San Marcos Baptist Academy. Donations can be sent to the academy at 2801 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Texas 78666
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