The star of a beloved Disney hockey movie, who later joined the Army and became a Green Beret, died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Staff Sgt. Michael Mantenuto, 35, was found in his car at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines, Washington, according to police, who are investigating his death.
The soldier, who played college hockey and starred in a movie about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team’s ‘Miracle on Ice’ win, had a short film career before enlisting in 2010.
Mantenuto was a Special Forces communications sergeant with 1st Special Forces Group, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,…