26 Jan '14, 9pm

Dad of Army suicide victim going to State of Union

Dad of Army suicide victim going to State of Union

MUNCIE, IND. — Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is entitled to invite one guest to the State of the Union address on Tuesday. The person Donnelly chose to give the ticket to — Farmland resident Jeff Sexton — confirms that Indiana’s junior senator is serious about preventing military suicide. Saxton’s son, Army Spc. Jacob Sexton, 21, shot himself to death in October 2009 at a Muncie movie theater, where he was watching a show with his two brothers and a friend. A veteran of combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sexton was home on a 15-day leave when he died. “His parents are coming out for the State of the Union,” Donnelly said during a visit to The Star Press on Thursday, the newspaper reported . “We asked them to come out and be with us for it. I think they’re American heroes. His dad will watch it in the (House) chamber. I only get one ticket. His mom (Barbara) will wat...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140126/NEWS05/301260017

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