By Mike Francis
September 08, 2013
At the funeral service for Brady Hammer in Klamath Falls this summer, Travis Nelson, a cousin of Hammer's delivers the salute to Marie Hammer, Brady's mother, who holds the folded flag in her lap. Brady Hammer's sister, Lacee Valentine of Grants Pass, wearing a pink flannel shirt, sits to her mother's right, and his other sister, Kayla King of Oregon City, in the green shirt, sits to her left.Brady Hammer, an Oregon National Guard soldier who died in Texas on July 28 from what El Paso police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was a "happy-go-lucky person," according to his sister.
(Courtesy of Lacee Valentine)
But the 24-year-old's moods were affected by a confusing cocktail of medications prescribed by his doctors at the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Bliss, where he had been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, said his sister, Lacee Valentine of Grants Pass and his mother, Marie Hammer of Klamath Falls.
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