Friday, March 8, 2019

Sad Update:Veteran driven to VA by Jimmy Johns, gave up fight to heal

Jimmy Johns delivers disabled veteran to VA freaky Fast

You may remember that story and now, you'll sadly know the rest of it. Another "VA parking lot suicide." 

Sister of Columbus vet who died by suicide wants answers from Veterans Affairs

Camila Orti
March 8, 2019

Model cars, old photos and stacks of well-organized medical records.

That's what Lisa Nagengast was busy packing away in boxes Thursday at her brother's apartment in Columbus, Nebraska.

"I'm just trying to make sense of everything that has happened," Nagengast said.

She's cleaning out Greg Holeman's apartment, because he isn't coming home.

"I already know the statistic for how many veterans commit suicide, and now my brother is one of those," Nagengast said.

Holeman, an Army veteran who served as a mechanic, fatally shot himself inside his pickup truck on the night of February 25, a Platte County Sheriff's Office lieutenant told KETV NewsWatch 7. The 48-year-old was parked outside of the Columbus Community Hospital's emergency department.

Nagengast filed a missing person report with the Platte County Sheriff's Office after a physical therapist reached out to her to let her know Holeman had missed his Tuesday and Thursday appointments.

Investigators found Holeman in his pickup truck in the hospital parking lot on Thursday, February 28.

"It just takes your whole breath away and you can't even think or focus," Nagengast said.
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