Group brings attention to non-combat soldier deaths

Facebook group brings attention to non-combat soldier deaths.
Facebook group brings attention to non-combat soldier deaths.(KWTX)
Published: Jan. 31, 2020 at 8:37 PM CST
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A Facebook page is bringing attention to the issue of military suicide, soldier disappearances, and issues that impact the health and safety of those who serve.

It's called "The Ft. Hood Fallen."

In January, at the top of the page you'll see a post about the disappearance of Greg Wedel.

He was serving at Fort Hood and disappeared in August just two weeks before he was set to process out of the Army.

He hasn't been seen or heard from since.

Those who run the page say they want to get answers in soldier disappearances and deaths, and make sure it doesn't happen again.

But their mission has expanded.

"That's how we started out was to document the non-combat deaths and we still do that, but we get all kinds of issues with the post housing, maltreatment of soldiers," said group coordinator Amber Fitz-Randolph.

She is a veteran herself and says she hopes to take the concept of The Ft Hood Fallen and turn it into a non-profit with the same mission.

She hopes begin the process this year.

We'll be covering stories and issues related to The Ft Hood Fallen throughout 2020.

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