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Search party scheduled for Saturday to find two Fort Hood soldiers

Posted at 12:51 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 16:43:09-04

KILLEEN, TX — Have you seen them?

Friends and family members will join hand and hand on Saturday to try to find two Fort Hood soldiers they say are missing.

Tia Benjamin shared her brother, Sergeant Henry Benjamin, has been missing from Fort Hood for days.

On Tuesday his family received a call that Henry did not show up to class.

"So he [Henry] came to class on Monday and he told his friend that later that night that he was going to go get dinner and that he would come back tomorrow. And then he never showed up to his class," said Tia.

She said Henry is in the 36th EN BDE, 20th BN and he is in 937th Clearance Company.

In addition, the 23 year old drives a silver 2001 Mazda Miata with a tan soft top and Florida plates.

His family is making arrangements to fly to the Lone Star State from Florida to search for him alongside other community members.

A search party is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, and people are instructed to meet at noon at Lions Club Park in Killeen.

During the search they will also look for Private Gregory Wedel-Morales.

Wedel-Morales has been missing since August. His loved ones shared he has not been active on social media and his family has yet to hear from him.

Wedel-Morales drives a 2018 black Kia Rio. They said his car is missing and has not been located.

"Just ask that if you have time, if you could just please come out and help us find not only my brother [Henry] but Gregory Wedel because this is also for both of them," said Tia. "And he's [Wedel-Morales] been missing for two months. And I feel like we really need to get out there and help find these men because they do what they can to help protect us. So we need to try to do what we can to show them that we support them."

According to Fort Hood officials, Morales was placed on AWOL status on August 20 and that status has sense been upgraded to desertion on Sept. 19.

Meanwhile, Henry is listed as AWOL as of October 22.

They say leadership of both units are in touch with the family members of these soldiers and are seeking the whereabouts of these soldiers.