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Senator José Menéndez: District 26
Media Release
July 24, 2020
Contact: Cynthia Cabral, Communications Director
office: 210-733-6604
cell: 210-639-8686
Senator José Menéndez Addresses Letter to Officials Urging an Investigation into the Discovered Remains of Fort Hood Soldiers

San Antonio, Texas - Senator José Menéndez delivered a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy and Legislative Liaison to the Secretary Scott D Mras on Friday, demanding an immediate and full investigation into the discovery of the remains of two missing Fort Hood soldiers.

These soldiers are identified as Army Private (Pvt) Gregory Morales, also known as Gregory Wedel, and Pvt. Mejhor Morta, whose remains were found a few miles outside of the Fort Hood Base. It is unclear how these untimely deaths occurred, however foul play is suspected.

The mysterious disappearance of these two young soldiers comes at a time when the nation is demanding the full investigation of another Fort Hood soldier, Army Soldier Specialist Vanessa Guillen, who was savagely murdered by an Army superior officer after having already reported threats and sexual harassment to authorities and family.

Aside from calling for a thorough and transparent investigation into any criminal conduct and an examination of how these three cases are being handled, Sen. Menéndez is also issuing legislation that will serve to create an independent ombudsman's office where soldiers can report improper abuse or advances by military members. The full text of the letter can be found here.