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Missing Soldier Reports in From Magna

Missing Soldier Reports in From Magna

Posted - Jul. 22, 2004 at 7:48 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah soldier reported missing when he did not report for a formation Monday at Fort Riley, Kansas, had returned home and he has now contacted authorities.

Twenty-year-old Private First Class Samuel Miller was stationed in Iraq for ten months and recently returned home on leave.

He was supposed to go back to Iraq but instead went back to Fort Riley.

When he failed to report on Monday, his family worried about his safety and broadcast appeals for information.

They then received a call from him and found him driving around Magna. He then called authorities at Fort Riley.

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.

Deb Skidmore, deputy public affairs officer at Fort Riley, says Miller is going to have to return to Fort Riley and account for what happened, but the Army has been working with the Red Cross to see if there is some way that they can help him with his father.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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