Bell County, Texas - (WALK) An active-duty Afghan War veteran is in custody today, accused of shooting and killing a former soldier from Long Island. A wake for the victim will be held today in Bohemia.
Army officials say 26-year-old Sargent Brett Wessel, of Levenworth, Kansas shot and killed 26-year-old retired Sargent Ryan Dickinson, formerly of Ronkoknoma, after the two argued during a barbecue at West Fort Hood, Texas on September 1.
Dickinson was a graduate of Connectquot High School, class of 2005. He served 15 months in Iraq, and received a medical discharge in 2012.
A wake for Dickinson is scheduled for Sunday at Moloney's Bohemia Funeral Home, 1320 Lakeland Avenue, Bohemia. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 1140 Locust Avenue, Bohemia at 10:00 a.m., with burial at Calverton National Cemetery.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ USArmy (Ft. Hood, TX)