Back in May 03, a soldier at one of our bases disappeared. The unit marked him as AWOL and the MPs were despatched to search the base, including all the empty Private Married Quarters. After searching, no sign of him was found. He was eventually listed as a deserter and struck off strength. There matters stood until last month when a work crew went to one of the PMQs that had been searched previously. They were there to relocate the garage tht was part of the PMQ. Lo and behold, they found the missing soldier's car in the vacant garage. And, strangely enough, they found the decomposed body of the missing soldier in the vehicle. It would seem that the soldier had gassed himself back in May 03. When asked how such a thing could have been overlooked despite an "intensive" search of the base when the soldier was reported missing, the Base Public Affairs Officer responded that "No one thought to look in the garage. If anything like this happens again, people will check the garages, too". Well, I'll strike my garage off my list of hiding spots for when I go over the hill. And, I'm sure that the soldier's family feels ever so much better now that after 16 months their son's body has been found. Dolts.