Loved ones gather to remember veteran Brian Rossell
By WSAW Staff
Oct 01, 2016
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Loved ones of fallen veteran Brian Rossell looked for comfort and healing as they gathered to remember him at the DC Everest Park in Wausau Saturday afternoon.
Rossell's body was found in Lake Wausau in September.
His family says he was dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Members of the American Legion and the veterans support group, Souls of Honor gathered to show support.
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Wisconsin Veteran heartbroken after Police Discover Fellow Vet's Body
CBS News 58
By Christie Green
Updated: Sep 09, 2016
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Though the exact circumstances of Brian Rossell's death remain uncertain, veterans in our area mourn the loss of a man they consider a brother.29-year-old Brian Rossell was found in Lake Wausau Thursday afternoon. Police said evidence shows he took his own life. A person bird watching located his body which was found 150 feet from shore near the Eagles Cub landing. An autopsy will be conducted Friday.
Martin Glenn wants all veterans to know they're not alone. "I'm just numb right now," he said.
He returned home Thursday after dedicating three days and nights to searching for Rossell.
"The look on the mom's face when it came over the radio. Like that's just heartbreaking," he said, describing the moments after he heard Rossell's body was found in Lake Wausau.
His heart heavy for a veteran whom he did not know, but whose pain he did.
"Dad gets sad, dad gets angry and dad gets upset certain times of the year because he misses his friend." That's how Glenn explains his post-traumatic stress disorder to his four-year-old.
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