Central Texas is coming together on social media this week as the brother of a Fort Hood soldier went missing earlier this week. 19-year-old Dakota Stump was last seen on Monday driving his car - a black 2006 Ford Mustang with red interior.

Every local news station, newspaper, police department and thousands of Central Texans have shared photos in the hopes that someone has seen Private Stump.

Fort Hood's 1st Calvary Division released a statement on Thursday, regarding the disappearance of Stump. He is in the 1st Cav Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 9th Cav Regiment and 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

The first and foremost concern of the 1st Cavalry Division is this soldier's safety and well being.  Leadership within his unit continues to work hand in hand with law enforcement and members of his unit are actively reaching out to all known friends and family members in order to locate this soldier," the statement read.  "The soldier's unit is certainly making every effort to find him as quickly as possible to ensure his safety.  We have no further incite as to whether or not he is in immediate danger.

So many people have shared the post in Central Texas and in other states of the country. The original post has been shared 10,000 times on Facebook since Wednesday this week.


If you have any information of Dakota Stump's whereabouts, please contact local authorities as the search for the missing soldier continues. Killeen police: 254-501-8830 / Copperas Cove police: 254-547-8222.