Army Spc. Kevin Holyan before his accident. (Photo courtesy of the Hoylan family.)

Army Spc. Kevin Holyan is fighting the Army for disability benefits after accidentally shooting himself in the head with his personal weapon nearly two years ago, according to his attorneys.

In April 2017, the Fort Campbell soldier was showing off his personal weapon during a fellow service member's promotion party when he made a joke about killing himself, put the gun against his head, and pulled the trigger, a news release from the Tully Rinckey law firm in Washington, D.C. says.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

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U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Harrison

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Veterans Law Blog, the largest and longest running blog on veterans benefits, written by VA-accredited attorney Chris Attig.

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Office of the Inspector General/Department of Veterans Affairs photo

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Veterans Law Blog, the largest and longest running blog on veterans benefits, written by VA-accredited attorney Chris Attig.

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