Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sgt. Randall Hansen Died Because of War and PTSD

Group wants to add vet who committed suicide after battle with PTSD to Duval County memorial wall
Action News Jax
by: Kevin Clark
Jul 15, 2016

In this case, Sgt. Hansen would not be allowed on the wall because he did not die while serving the country, a city spokesperson told Action News Jax.
A local group wants to add another name to the Duval County Veterans Memorial Wall while raising awareness about veteran suicide.

Action News Jax spoke to members of Jacksonville Irreverent Veterans, a support group for the servicemen and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

They say one local Marine should be on the wall because he lost the battle “after the battle.”

Sgt. Randall Hansen graduated from Fletcher High School and joined the United States Marine Corps.

He attended the University of North Florida between two combat tours in Iraq.

Sgt. Hansen suffered from PTSD and took his own life after returning home.
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