Friday, April 15, 2016

Critical Missing Person is Iraq Veteran

UPDATE
Missing Marine veteran found safe in San Diego area
WCPO Staff
4:52 PM, Apr 15, 2016
30 mins ago
CINCINNATI — The Marine veteran reported missing from his Anderson Township home on Wednesday was found safe in the San Diego, California area, according to authorities.

San Diego sheriff's deputies safely located Anthony “Tony” Pastura, WCPO sister station KGTV reported.
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Missing Marine served with heavy-hit unit in Iraq
Marine Corps Times
Matthew L. Schehl and Jeff Schogol
April 14, 2016
A Marine from one of the heaviest-hit units of the Iraq War is missing, and Cincinnati-area police are urgently asking for help locating him.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office issued a “critical missing person” alert Wednesday evening for veteran Anthony “Tony” Pastura, 33, who has not been seen since Monday.

“Anthony suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and has made previous suicidal threats,” police said in the statement. “Anthony is possibly operating a dark blue, 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee with an Ohio Licence Plate ‘169YIE’.”

Officials said that he could be in central Ohio or with friends in Columbus, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Pastura served as a mortarman with Columbus-based Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, including a 2010-2011 deployment to Afghanistan. He left the Reserve as a sergeant in December 2012, according to Marine Corps officials.

One month before Pastura joined the unit, Lima 3/25 deployed to Haditha, Iraq. “Lucky Lima” lost 22 Marines and a corpsman over that deployment, 11 during a single improvised explosive device attack in August 2005.
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