Til Presentation

Justin Stommel’s family poses with his plaque Thursday night in Richwood. From left are Kathy and Kyle Purvis, and Louise and Charlie Goforth.

RICHWOOD — In an act of compassion for a family who lost their hero, Air Force representative Duncan Cate presented a plaque to the family of Justin Kyle Stommel, 28, a Marine Corps veteran who died by suicide just over a year ago.

The plaque is from the Til Valhalla Project, started in 2017 by Marine veteran Korey Shaffer. He created the first plaque to honor one of his closest friends, a fellow Marine, who took his own life after returning from Afghanistan.

Dakota Perry is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0149.

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PJBM626

God Bless this family. More needs to be done for our Vets. Instead of billions going to illegals, this could go to help my fellow Vets in dire need

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