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Will Thomas Naugle

Happy Valley, Oregon

January 26, 2017

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
26 Army Spc

Oregon national Guard

 Will served in Afghanistan as a Combat Medic earning several decorations including an Afghanistan Campaign Medal, 2 Campaign Stars, Component Achievement Medal, and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He served 6 years with the National Guard and continued on, and was still serving with the Reserves. 

Will Naugle (1990 - 2017)
Naugle, Will 26 Mar. 15, 1990 Jan. 26, 2017 Spc Will Thomas Naugle - son, brother, friend, solider, and avid gamer, left us Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. Born March 15, 1990, Will had a laid back demeanor and a quick, dry witty sense of humor. He enjoyed being outdoors working at Boy Scout camps. Will served in the Oregon National Guard in 2010 -2016 as a combat medic, deploying to Afghanistan 2014-2015. In June 2016 Will enlisted with the U.S. Army Reserves, 364 Civil Affairs unit. Will proudly followed his father and grandfathers into military service. Often described as dependable, reliable and positive, Will, like many veterans, struggled through depression, which he battled for as long as he could. He is survived by his mother, ................ He was predeceased by his father, Michael Naugle. Services are handled by Wilhem Portland Memorial Funeral Home. 
From KOIN TV 6 koin.com 01/31/17

Clackamas family searching for missing Army reservist
Will Naugle, 26, was last seen on January 26

Eileen Park and KOIN 6 News Staff
Published: January 31, 2017, 10:00 am Updated: January 31, 2017, 8:46 pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 26-year-old Army reservist scheduled to report for annual training vanished January 26 near the Clackamas Town Center.

Will Naugle was a combat medic and was connected to the Army reserves at Camp Whithycombe in Clackamas.

The man’s family said he was raised in Portland but recently moved to Clackamas in order to live with a friend.

His disappearance first came to light when a sergeant and major knocked on his door trying to find him. He was scheduled to report on January 21, but his family said he got the dates mixed up and left on January 26.

That was the last day he was seen, around 3 p.m.

Naugle’s family says it’s not like him to go missing, and they’re extremely worried.

“He got ready, left in uniform, walked out his front door, told his roommate, ‘I’m late, I got to go,’ and no one’s seen him since,” said James Naugle, the missing reservist’s brother.

The Naugle family said Will’s car, a white Honda Civic, was located on the street near the mall. They’re not sure if the window was already broken, but Will Naugle’s hat with his last name on it is clearly visible.

Family members told KOIN 6 News Will Naugle served 6 years in the National Guard and toured in Afghanistan. They said he was always proud to be part of the military.

“I am really worried, scared and very puzzled,” his sister, Julie Terry, told KOIN 6 News. “Just baffled on how somebody can be dressed, ready to go to training and walk out their front door and disappear.”

She said he was very excited about his new reserve unit “so I don’t see why he wouldn’t be there.”

Family members have been handing out missing fliers since his disappearance hoping to find someone with knowledge of Naugle’s location. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said as of Tuesday it has no leads.

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