FORT CAVAZOS, Texas — The III Armored Corps at Fort Cavazos is asking for the public's help in finding missing soldier Spc. Craig Chamberlain, 23.
An "absense status unknown" was initiated by the corps regarding Chamberlain, who was last seen leaving his home in Killeen around 6 p.m. on Monday, May 15, according to a Friday, May 19, news release.
The news release states that his chain-of-command and his family haven't been able to get a hold of him.
Chamberlain is described to be a white male with brown hair, hazel eyes, about 5'7'' tall and weighs 156 lbs. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and gym shorts.
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According to the Central Texas Crime Facebook page, Chamberlain has several tattoos on his right arm, including "love, sex, and robots." The Facebook page also said he didn't take his keys and his phone isn't in service.
Chamberlain is assigned to the 704th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, 79th Ordinance Battalion.
Chamberlain's wife, Cam Chamberlain, told 6 News that the Army CID has 30 to 40 people actively searching for her husband. But, she continues to worry and wonder where her husband is... still with no answers.
"I wake him up on Monday to go do some errands and it's like something just flipped. A switch just flipped with him," Cam Chamberlain said.
A typical Monday of going to the bank and running errands, turned into a nightmare for this military wife.
"After three days of not hearing from him and then not being able to ping his cell phone and then finding out he is AWOL, those were when the alarm bells started ringing that my husband is probably in danger right now," Cam Chamberlain said.
Chamberlain was last reported seen leaving his home in Killeen around 6 P.M. on Monday, May 15th.
But, his unusual behavior reportedly started months before.
"Since February or March, he has been completely AWOL," said Chamberlain. "Nobody has had any contact with him from the army. I don't see how a soldier just disappears for months on end from the army and them not have any explanation."
Chamberlain says that her husband has continued to struggle with his mental health on post.
"I am worried that he's in danger because about two weeks ago he told me he was experimenting with drugs because he hated Fort Cavazos," Chamberlain said. "He hated the leadership and everything. He was using that to cope."
Three days after Craig went missing, his wife filed a missing person's report.
Days later, Fort Cavazos, formerly known as Fort Hood, asked for the public's help to find Chamberlain, but officials did not share any photos of the missing soldier.
"I think it's a complete and utter joke the way they are handling this at Fort Cavazos," Chamberlain said.
And now, his wife is putting her foot down to find her husband and bring him home.
"I know you're struggling," Chamberlain said. "Please come home. Please call someone and let someone know that you are okay and you are alive."
According to the news release:
"The III Armored Corps is committed to the welfare and safety of its Soldiers and their families. Anyone with information about Chamberlain’s whereabouts is urged to contact Fort Cavazos CID at 254-600-3837 or the tipline at 254-600-3837."
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