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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Fort Hood officials have expanded their search for a soldier who went missing at the Central Texas Army post during a training exercise.
A spokeswoman says local and state agencies joined 600 soldiers Sunday in a search for Sergeant Lawrence Sprader. Helicopters and blood hounds assisted in the search.
The 24-year-old was last heard from Friday evening, just one hour before he was supposed to have completed a six-hour solo navigational mission. He was on foot.
Colonel Diane Battaglia says officials think he became disoriented and could be in danger if he doesn't get water and food.
Sprader was carrying two canteens and a CamelBak water backpack. Temperatures are expected to reach the low 90s today, as they did Sunday.
The orientation course is set in a remote and rugged area of Fort Hood.