U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kenneth Wade Bennett, based at the Yakima Training Center, was killed recently while deployed in Afghanistan. His wife Mandy, is a native of Yakima. The couple had been married only a short time.

Marc Dole, a friend of the couple is organizing a fundraiser at the Speakeasy in downtown Yakima, on December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Dole was a guest on Wednesday's Mike Bastinelli show, and talked about why he put the event together, who else is involved, and where the proceeds will go.

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