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Missing SC soldier found in Minnesota woods

Robert Larson and his two sons. (Source: Pamela Larson) Robert Larson and his two sons. (Source: Pamela Larson)
CALHOUN COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A Midlands soldier who disappeared from his home a week ago has been found unharmed in Minnesota.

Robert Larson was located Sunday in some woods about a 100 miles from his parents' home in North Branch, MN, according to a Facebook page that was set up to help find him.

"Buzzing with anticipation, happiness, fear, worry, anger, every emotion under the sun," wrote his wife Pamela. "So happy he is home. Now time to build the road to recovery."

He is with his father and cousin on the way back to Fort Jackson, she said.

Pamela reported the 26-year-old missing on October 7 when he did return to his Sandy Run home after leaving in his Jeep the night before.

In the days after his disappearance, Calhoun County Sheriff's Department investigators searched for Larson near his home. That search was halted after surveillance cameras showed Larson inside a convenience store near Gary, Indiana.

Larson, a veteran of three tours of duty, suffers from a traumatic brain injury and PTSD.

In 2005, Larson, a combat engineer, was traveling in an RG-31 military vehicle in Iraq when it rolled over an improvised explosion device. The vehicle, according to Pamela, was blown in half.

After the explosion, he was transported via medical helicopter and treated for a concussion. However, Robert's brain injury was not discovered until 2009 when he returned home from his second deployment. Doctors also determined that Robert suffers from PTSD. 

"It's like a slow-moving train wreck," said Pamela. "Some days he's great. Someday there's not a problem in the world. Some days you just want to run away but you can't."

The couple recently moved to the area from Germany and has two boys, aged 3 and 5.

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