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Former Marine Sergeant's body found in Yellowstone National Park

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - A Chippewa Falls couple says their son, a former Marine Sergeant, took his own life because of a psychological disorder affecting many veterans.

Peter Kastner's body was found a week ago in Yellowstone National Park. Rangers had been looking for him since the end of May, when his rental car was found abandoned. Kastner served four years in the Marine Corps and was twice wounded by homemade bombs in Iraq.

His parents, who live in Chippewa Falls, say they had not heard from their son since late April. They say Peter suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was 25 years old.

A recent study estimated that 20-percent of returning veterans have symptoms of PTDS or major depression. Services for Kastner will be held Saturday, July 31 at Zion United Methodist Church in Chippewa Falls.

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