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Missing Fort Bragg Soldier In Military Custody

Posted July 18, 2002

— The Fort Bragg soldier who was considered absent without leave (AWOL) for two weeks by the Army is now in military custody.

PFC Kevin Foster, 23, was found Wednesday morning after running away from Womack Army Medical Center on July 3.

The CUE Center for Missing Persons said Foster was located at his Fayetteville mobile home.

Foster reportedly suffered a head injury during a parachute jump July 1. Officials said he spent a few days in the hospital and then took off.

Family members from Ohio came to Fayetteville this week to pass out flyers in an effort to locate Foster. Debbie Paul, Foster's mother, believes her son has amnesia. She said she does not believe he would leave intentionally, but she is glad that he is alive.

"I saw him standing there. He looks like he's in good health as far as his body and stuff," she said. "Just knowing that takes a huge burden off my heart. Now, I can start worrying about the mental part of it."

Foster was questioned by military investigators and sent back to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

A spokesperson from the 82nd Airborne Division said Fosters' chain of command will wait for the results of the medical evaulation before determining if he will face any punishment.


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