A Beaver Dam man says his soldier son has been killed while serving in Afghanistan. Greg Gassen says his son, Jacob, who turned 21 on Novevmber 19, was serving as a medic in his first tour of duty when he was killed. U.S. Army officials broke the news to Gassen at his Beaver Dam home Monday afternoon. Gassen says he doesn’t yet know the details surrounding his son’s death.
Gassen says he last talked to his son Sunday. He says Jacob was looking forward to coming home for a visit. The family planned a combined birthday and Christmas celebration when Jacob was scheduled for leave in January. The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen says Jacob Gassen was a 2008 graduate of Beaver Dam High School.
Chandra Lynn, WIBA