Alabama soldier missing at Florida training center identified, found dead

(IMAGE: WPMI) Alabama soldier missing at Florida training center identified, search continues

UPDATE 8:20 p.m.: Alabama Army Reserve soldier who was reported missing on Friday from Camp Bland Joint Training Center near Starke Florida has been found dead, according to the Camp Bland Joint Training Center's Facebook page.

In a post they said:

We are deeply saddened to announce that Specialist Calyn McLemore was found deceased in a wooded area on Camp Blanding earlier this evening. Our hearts go out to his loved ones as they endure this unimaginable tragedy. Calyn was an accomplished and motivated soldier, and his loss will no doubt be felt deeply by his family, friends, unit and community. We want to thank all of the organizations and volunteers that assisted in the search, and ask for your continued prayers for his family.


An Alabama Army Reserve soldier is currently missing at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center near Starke Florida.

That soldier has been identified as Spc. Cayln McLemore.

The soldier has been missing since approximately 11 a.m. WednesdayJune 20, when he was taking part in a land navigation course.

The soldier was attending the Basic Leader Course at Camp Blanding's 211th Regiment Regional Training Institute.

The RTI hosts Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers from across the nation.

Florida National Guard and Camp Blanding Joint Training Center leadership are working under the direction of the Clay County Sheriff's office and other local authorities to conduct the search for the missing soldier.

All permanent party personnel are currently involved in the search.

Some of the soldier's gear has been located.

The soldier's name is not being released due to the ongoing investigation. It is confirmed that although the soldier is actually from Memphis, he’s part of a unit stationed in Huntsville, AL.

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