Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Iraq Veteran, Author, PTSD Advocate, Montalvan Found Dead

Military Vet, Best-Selling Author Luis Carlos Montalvan Found Dead in Texas
NBC News
by BRIAN LATIMER
December 5, 2016
Montalvan was a decorated 17-year veteran from a tour in Iraq. He received two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Badge and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor. Along with PTSD he suffered from other injuries sustained in combat.
In this March 16, 2010, file photo, Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog walk in the corridor of the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite / AP
Friends, family and fans are mourning the death of U.S. military veteran Luis Carlos Montalvan, who was known for his best-selling book about his struggle with post traumatic stress disorder. He was 43.

Montalvan was found dead Friday night in a room in the Indigo Hotel in downtown El Paso, Texas, according to the city's police department.

"There were no signs of foul play and cause of death is pending investigation by the Medical Examiner's office," El Paso police said in a statement.

Montalvan's service dog, named Tuesday, was not with him, his friend and co-author Ellis Henican told USA Today.
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