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.