‘Captain America’ Green Beret who served 12 combat tours dies by suicide, becoming the 30th from his battalion
A decorated Green Beret who served in a dozen overseas combat tours, including six in Afghanistan, took his own life last week, becoming the 30th of his elite battalion to do so.
Master Sgt. Andrew Christian Marckesano, 34, known as "Captain America" to family members and fellow soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division, committed suicide in front of his wife on July 6, according to Fox News. He leaves behind three small children.
Marckesano, a Silver Star recipient, had been out to dinner with his former battalion leader in Old...