One of several mysteries regarding Michael Kirkpatrick has been solved.
The Army veteran, according to friends, was "distraught" on July 18, 2015. His roommate said Michael Kirkpatrick suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
On July 19th, the 29-year-old father of two children drove away from his home in Fayetteville, NC and disappeared.
At 1 PM on August 18th, Michael Shane Kirkpatrick posted this Facebook message:
I'm Alive everybody. I folded. I'm on the greatest adventure of my life. Sell my belongings and give what you can get to Alissa. My car is at Tanyard Gap, near Hot Springs, NC. Maybe it's still there. I'm not a religious man but something is guiding me. I'm surviving my way. Rest easy old friends. I'm doing good things. I protect. I'm out everyone. I got a lot of preparing to do, winter will set in soon.
Authorities located the vehicle. The missing persons case was closed.
Michael Kirkpatrick has been hiking the Appalachian Trail. His parents had provided him with money and clothes, in a time of need.
We regret his troubles, and we wish Michael Kirkpatrick Godspeed and a reunion with loved ones.
After he walks off the war.
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