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Fort Hood soldier missing since May 9, found

Pvt. Brendan Lush
Posted at 2:51 PM, May 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-15 23:14:41-04

FORT HOOD, Texas — 
Fort Hood officials say, Pvt. Brendan Lush, a soldier serving in the 3rd Calvary Regiment, failed to show up for work on May 9 was declared "away without leave" by his chain of command.

Lush has since been found and is being returned to his unit with the help of law enforcement and is no longer under AWOL status.

III Corps officials told 25 News they alerted local law enforcement to be on the look out for the soldier's whereabouts and were working to bring him back safely to his unit at Fort Hood.

Army officials said Pvt. Lush's leadership team had been in constant contact with his family since his disappearance.

"PVT Lush's unit has been in and remains in direct contact with his family including his mother," according to an official statement from III Corps. "So they understand the efforts his unit has taken to ensure his well being."

Army officials said Pvt. Lush had been in contact with fellow soldiers of his unit as well as members of his leadership team through text message, but they did not specify when the last time the missing soldier made contact.

Fort Hood officials said they are thankful for the community's support in locating PVT Lush.