Dalton T. Milnes, 31, passed away at his home in Prescott, AZ, unexpectedly on January 23rd, 2022. Born in Richmond, IN, on October 27th, 1990, he attended Northeastern High School and was a part of the Varsity Tennis Team. He was on the #1 Doubles team and finished his Senior year with a 20-2 record and advanced all the way to the Regional Qualifiers. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He finished boot camp at Camp Pendleton as the #2 recruit in his training battalion and was awarded Series Honorman. He deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2012, and spent 8 months in a combat zone as a Scout Sniper. He was a platoon leader and was promoted to Combat Meritorious Corporal, during his deployment. He was very proud to have served his Country honorably.
At the time of his passing, he was enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He had just completed 2 years in Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University during which time he maintained a 4.0 GPA. Dalton had big plans for his future and was hoping to become an engineer for NASA. Dalton lived his life to the fullest and left an impact on just about every single person who had the honor to know him. He had a deep love of nature and animals, especially his dog, Bandit, and the several horses and many chickens he grew up around on his family’s farm in Indiana.
Dalton will be dearly missed by his mother, Carol Petitt-Milnes; his twin brother, Dale P. Milnes; his sister, Hannah Milnes; extended family members, his many close friends, Marine brothers, and countless others he touched along his journey.
Dalton was preceded in death by his father, Dale J. Milnes in 2019.
There will be a private family memorial with military honors at the Prescott National Cemetery in Prescott, AZ.