Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Aug. 18, 2021) Search and rescue efforts continue for Spc. Joshua Morrison, a Fort Leonard Wood Soldier who was last seen Sunday, Aug. 15, in the vicinity of Ruby’s Landing after kayaking on the Gasconade River in Pulaski County near Waynesville, Missouri.

Fort Leonard Wood first responders along with Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and Soldiers from the 5th Engineer Battalion continue to work closely with the Waynesville Fire Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department with search and rescue operations along the river.

Officials from the coordinated effort said the response on social media and from news stations has been incredible, and they are thankful for the public’s assistance in sharing Morrison’s picture and last known whereabouts.

“We are working with multiple agencies and leveraging every asset we can to assist in the search for Spc. Morrison,” said Ed Fowler, Unified Command spokesperson. “We are so appreciative of all the support and for the Soldiers who are out here assisting us in the search and rescue efforts.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at 573.774.6196 or Fort Leonard Wood law enforcement officials at 573.596.6141.

Spc. Joshua Morrison’s last known whereabouts were in the vicinity of Ruby’s Landing after kayaking on the Gasconade River in Waynesville, Missouri. If you have seen this Soldier, please contact law enforcement officials at 573.596.6141. (Courtesy photo.)


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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