Aurora woman’s late husband honored in film

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■ Rob Yllescas role ‘a focal point’ of ‘The Outpost’ movie

  • Dena Yllescas stands over her husband’s casket, Army Capt. Robert Yllescas, at his funeral in 2009. Yllescas died at the age of 31, after complications from a targeted attack by Afghan o auroranewsregister.com insurgents. This story is told in new film, “The Outpost.” Courtesy photo
    Dena Yllescas stands over her husband’s casket, Army Capt. Robert Yllescas, at his funeral in 2009. Yllescas died at the age of 31, after complications from a targeted attack by Afghan o auroranewsregister.com insurgents. This story is told in new film, “The Outpost.” Courtesy photo
  • Capt. Robert Yllescas was known by many as a good solider and a good man. He held great relations with tribal elders in Afghanistan, said his wife, Dena Yllescas-Johnston. Courtesy photo
    Capt. Robert Yllescas was known by many as a good solider and a good man. He held great relations with tribal elders in Afghanistan, said his wife, Dena Yllescas-Johnston. Courtesy photo
  • The Yllescas-Johnston family got the chance to meet former President George W. Bush, his wife Barbara and other dignitaries, almost seven years after Bush personally delivered a Purple Heart to Yllescas. Courtesy photo
    The Yllescas-Johnston family got the chance to meet former President George W. Bush, his wife Barbara and other dignitaries, almost seven years after Bush personally delivered a Purple Heart to Yllescas. Courtesy photo
  • Julia Yllescas (left) was very close to her father Rob and attended the premiere of “The Outpost” with her mother, Dena. Courtesy photo
    Julia Yllescas (left) was very close to her father Rob and attended the premiere of “The Outpost” with her mother, Dena. Courtesy photo
  • Aurora woman’s late husband honored in film
    Aurora woman’s late husband honored in film
He was a good soldier. He was a good man. He was the best at his job and this is what made him a target. Capt. Robert Yllescas, late husband to Aurora resident Dena Yllescas-Johnston and father to recent Husky graduate Julia Yllescas, was killed by Afghan insurgents in 2008. This point was recently made a focus of a new Hollywood film, “The Outpost,” which opened for streaming and download…

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