$25k reward offered to help locate missing Private

| September 30, 2020

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The Army is now offering a reward of up to $25,000 for credible information leading to the whereabouts of a soldier missing from Fort Bliss, Texas, according to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Searches over the past two days for Pvt. Richard Halliday, 21, have so far yielded no clues. But there is no indication of foul play at this time, according to the Army.

“An in-depth forensic search of Pvt. Halliday’s barracks room did not reveal any signs of foul play or suspicious activity,” reads an Army CID statement. “The search was completed by CID’s specially trained forensic science officers.”

Hundreds of soldiers searched unit areas, barracks, water canals, and off-post locations that pinged to a cell phone registered to Halliday, according to Army CID.

Post officials said they’ve also reached out to local hospitals and police, as well as searched more than 20 miles of Franklin Mountain State Park near Fort Bliss. Halliday was known to enjoy camping and hiking. An aviation brigade was also tapped to conduct aerial searches.

Halliday is believed to be in the greater El Paso area, his father said in a public service announcement posted by Fort Bliss officials. The family is also offering a separate, $11,000 reward for information, Halliday’s mother said.

“We miss him and we want him back,” Patricia Halliday said in the video. “Richard, if you’re listening, come home. We miss you, we love you and we will have your back.”

Halliday was supposed to be under the watch of other individuals at the time of his disappearance, though the reasons for that have not been disclosed.

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Source; Army Times

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    We hope that this turns out with a positive ending. We fear that it will not. Someone has some truthful ‘splaining to do.

    Prayers lifted up for the safe finding of Pvt Halliday.

  2. FuzeVT says:

    Hope Pvt. Halliday is found ok. The fact that he was “supposed to be under the watch of other individuals” leads me to believe that this isn’t out of the blue. The only times I had Marines “under the watch of others” was due to suicidal ideations.

    In other news, Fort Hood officials are relieved it isn’t them for a change.

    • FuzeVT says:

      Wow – it’s been a while (Just read the article).
      “Halliday was last seen July 23 departing his barracks room” I guess he is in deserter status now.

      This is all messed up:
      “Fort Bliss officials previously said that Halliday fled post “deliberately and in violation of orders.” But last week, 1st Armored Division spokeswoman Lt. Col. Allie Payne said Army CID learned that a witness had “provided false information” regarding the last known time Halliday was seen on duty.”

      To quoteth 5th/77 FA – Someone has some truthful ‘splaining to do

  3. 2banana says:

    Sounds like a private going AWOL.

    This is news?

  4. David says:

    A $25K reward does not sound like someone getting lost off TransMountain.

  5. OWB says:

    Wonder how many recent transfers there have been from Hood to Bliss. Could any of them have brought problems with them?

    Meanwhile, something significant seems to be missing. We may or may not have a need to know.