Fort Bragg paratroopers join search for missing soldier in North Carolina

Jack Murphy
May 27, 2020 - 11:26 am
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Paratroopers from Fort Bragg have been called in to help search for an active-duty soldier who went missing on the North Carolina coast last weekend.

On May 23, Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez was last seen at Cape Lookout National Seashore. The soldier is assigned to Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, Carteret County News-Times reports.

“It’s definitely a little mysterious,” the seashore superintendent Jeff West told the News-Times. “By the time we got the report, about 17 hours had passed and by then we couldn’t use a search dog, especially with all the wind we get over here.”

Park Rangers and the Coast Guard have already searched the waters and beaches but the paratroopers from Fort Bragg were called into search the thicker wooded areas.

Martinez is described as being a Latino male who is 5'4 and 120 lbs with black hair and brown eyes, according to WCTI. He is 21 years old.

If readers have information about Martinez they should alert the Carteret County Dispatch office at: 252-726-1911.

Reach Jack Murphy: jack@connectingvets.com or @JackMurphyRGR.

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