Retired Army Sgt. Ryan Dickinson, of Ronkonkoma, murdered at Fort Hood

A soldier is charged in connection with the killing of a veteran from Ronkonkoma. Retired Army Sgt. Ryan Dickinson, 26, of Ronkonkoma, was killed early

Heather Dickinson and her husband Specialist Ryan Dickinson at MacArthur Airport after his arrival to Long Island after 15 months in Iraq. (March 15, 2009)

Heather Dickinson and her husband Specialist Ryan Dickinson at MacArthur Airport after his arrival to Long Island after 15 months in Iraq. (March 15, 2009) (9/3/13)

RONKONKOMA - A soldier is charged in connection with the killing of a veteran from Ronkonkoma.

Retired Army Sgt. Ryan Dickinson, 26, of Ronkonkoma, was killed early Sunday morning at Fort Hood in Texas.

Sgt. Brett Marvin Wessel is being held in connection with Dickinson’s death. The Army is not releasing many other details.

Dickinson's mother says her son suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Iraq and was given medical release.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

After the GOP health care bill was scrapped 1 Zeldin: Failed GOP health care bill 'eye-opener' for Trump
Two lawmakers are pushing for better safety on 2 Local lawmakers push for better safety on Southern State Parkway
Irish spirit was strong during the 55th annual 3 Irish spirit strong at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montauk
Police are searching for the driver involved in 4 Police: Man arrested in fatal Brentwood hit-and-run
Officials say a man is dead after being 5 Officials: Pedestrian fatally struck by car in Coram

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE