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    CO - Mason Van Kuiken, 22, Ft. Carson, 17 March 2013

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    22 year old U.S. Army Specialist Mason Van Kuiken has been missing since March 17, 2013. Stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado, he left the base without permission and was headed to Fort Hood, Texas to visit a friend when he had three days off.

    As Mason was headed back to Colorado, a deputy from Texas pulled him over in the small town of Goldthwaite, Texas on March 15. According to the officer, weapons were found in the car that did not have permits, so Mason was arrested and his car impounded.

    After getting out of jail on March 17, a bail boundsman took Mason to a motel located in Early, Texas. The next morning the bondsman picked him up so he could go to the Wells Fargo bank to withdraw bond money. Mason was then taken to a bus station in San Angelo, Texas, where he was last seen purchasing a ticket to Abilene, Texas so he could return to Colorado Springs.

    Something of note here....apparently Mason's family was told that the missing soldier was on a watch for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. An expert on PTSD states that a soldier will take off and disappear without a trace and it is called “ghosting".

    He has not been seen since.

    http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/...from-Bradenton
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    Oh man, I hope he's ok! I really feel for our young service men dealing with PTSD.

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    This case is interesting.

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    Bump.

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    Mason has a NamUs listing dated 5/14/2013.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/20259/63
    Please note Namus has him listed as missing from San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, *not* Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los2188 View Post
    Mason Van Kuiken



    22 year old U.S. Army Specialist Mason Van Kuiken has been missing since March 17, 2013. Stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado, he left the base without permission and was headed to Fort Hood, Texas to visit a friend when he had three days off.

    As Mason was headed back to Colorado, a deputy from Texas pulled him over in the small town of Goldthwaite, Texas on March 15. According to the officer, weapons were found in the car that did not have permits, so Mason was arrested and his car impounded.

    After getting out of jail on March 17, a bail boundsman took Mason to a motel located in Early, Texas. The next morning the bondsman picked him up so he could go to the Wells Fargo bank to withdraw bond money. Mason was then taken to a bus station in San Angelo, Texas, where he was last seen purchasing a ticket to Abilene, Texas so he could return to Colorado Springs.

    Something of note here....apparently Mason's family was told that the missing soldier was on a watch for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. An expert on PTSD states that a soldier will take off and disappear without a trace and it is called “ghosting".

    He has not been seen since.

    http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/...from-Bradenton
    I am going to have to follow up on this one. I am from this area and these towns and that story DO NOT make a bit of sense. That scenario of going from town to town makes no sense at all.

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    Well I stand corrected. Going to Early from Goldthwaite is acceptable, but why drive to San Angelo to get a bus to go to Abilene, when you can get to Abilene just as fast from Brownwood/Early?

    MapQuest shows the following:
    Early to Abilene:
    US-84 E 83.99 miles
    1 hour 29 mins / 1 hour 33 mins based on current traffic

    Early to San Angelo:
    Via US-67 N 98.36 miles

    1 hour 41 mins / 1 hour 44 mins based on current traffic


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    Mason has been missing for a year. Come back home soon.

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    No news on this young man?

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    22 year old Mason Van Kuiken has been missing since March 17, 2013 from San Angelo TX

    32 year old Clay Allan Rodman has been missing since on or about May 1, 2013 from Abilene, TX

    26 year old Brandon Lawson has been missing since August 8, 2013 from San Angelo, TX

    I wonder if these three cases are somehow related? Young men do not go missing like this from this area. yet, we hear almost nothing from the media about these 3 cases. I would not know anything about them if it were not for Websleuth's

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    Bumping for Mason!!!!!!!!

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    Is there any information about why he went to visit a friend and what they did and what he said?

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