The family of Gregory Wedel-Morales, a previous Fort Hood soldier missing for 10 months until his skeletal remains were found covered close to the Texas Army base in June, are asserting he won't get military distinctions at his memorial service and are left with just inquiries pending further examination concerning the case.
Wedel-Morales' family held a vigil in his respect in his old neighborhood of Sapulpa, Okla., on Saturday.
His skeletal remains were found about seven days before those of an alternate Fort Hood trooper were found.
Specialists investigating the demise of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, whose case has gotten progressively across the board media consideration, believe she was beaten to death at the base in April.
“I’ve tried to call somebody at least every day trying to get some information from them,” Wedel-Morales' brother, Nick Wedel, told KTUL Saturday. “They all say the same thing. We can’t give you any information or we have to wait until the investigation is over.”
“The military needs to be able to watch out for the people that are under them and that is something they weren’t able to do,” Wedel said. “I feel like that’s something the community is trying to come together to do. Give him a voice since he doesn’t have one anymore.”
Wedel-Morales, 24, a local of Sapulpa, Okla., was most recently seen driving his own vehicle outside of Fort Hood in Killeen the evening of Aug. 19, 2019. His last known contact was the next day. His unit set him in an AWOL status and afterward proclaimed him a miscreant.