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CHEYENNE HERON, shown with photos, clippings and medals from the life of the late Wayne Ryan, is campaigning to have his death from alcoholism linked to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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CHEYENNE HERON, shown with photos, clippings and medals from the life of the late Wayne Ryan, is campaigning to have his death from alcoholism linked to post-traumatic stress disorder.



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WAYNE RYAN served for 21 years in the active-duty Air Force and Air National Guard. His family is seeking to have the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledge that his death by alcoholism was related to trauma from that service.

Air Force veteran Wayne Ryan battled alcoholism for decades before his body could no longer overcome the medical complications caused by his addiction...

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