Two soldiers reported missing from Fort Bliss since Dec. 19

Two 20-year-old soldiers who were best buddies left an Army base in Texas in a Camaro almost two weeks ago and haven’t been heard from since.

The families of Jake Obad-Mathis and Melvin Jones have tried to contact them without success. Carin Obad told Sunday that her son’s disappearance from Fort Bliss in El Paso has been a “gut-wrenching” ordeal.

“It’s completely out of character for him,” she said.

Obad-Mathis and Jones were members of the same company at Fort Bliss following their enlistments in 2015. They were last seen on the base on Dec. 19 in a black 2013 Camaro that belonged to Jones.

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