SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah soldier who was reported missing when he did not report for a formation July 19 at Fort Riley, Kan., has been returned to service in Iraq.
Pfc. Samuel Miller, 20, was flown back to Iraq on Saturday from his home base, said his half brother, Corey Casey.
Miller had been stationed in Iraq for 10 months and recently returned to his home in Salt Lake City for a three-week leave.
He was supposed to return to Iraq at the end of his leave, but instead went back to his unit's main base at Fort Riley, Deb Skidmore, deputy public affairs officer at Fort Riley, has said. He then apparently disappeared when transport to Iraq was being arranged for him July 16.
He was later found driving around Magna, apparently distraught over his father's illness.
Miller's father had suffered a stroke while the soldier was in Iraq, falling and injuring himself. He had been in an apartment for a time before anyone realized he was hurt.
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