Family of New Ulm Vet Speak Publicly 14 Aug 14

The parents of the New Ulm veteran who committed suicide in June, shared details leading up to their son’s death publicly for the first time during a discussion of possible veteran suicide prevention legislation. Wendy Kube and Sean Kelly, the parents of Liam Kelly, said their son gave no warning signs just before his death and had an extensive support system of family and friends, saying also that Liam counseled some fellow veterans out of contemplating suicide. Congressional lawmakers Tim Walz, and Al Franken took comments from Kelly’s family and local veteran advocates at the Morson-Ario VFW in Mankato about possible suicide refinements to the proposed Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.