Update: It has been brought to our attention that we will be able to get a hold of a helicopter to use to help with search and rescue efforts, but it comes with extreme cost. The majority of these funds will go towards that.
If we do not find him we will need to ship his belongings home which is also costly.
That is also why the goal amount has been raised.
Nephi Soper is 26 years old, currently serving with the Alaska National Guard's 1-297th Reconnaissance and Surveillance Battalion with 8 years of service, with some of that served with the Missouri National Guard as a combat medic. Nephi has been missing since Feb 18th after he embarked on a 20-mile hike through the chugach mountains.
A slew of agencies have been relentlessly searching for him, including the Alaska State Troopers, Highway Patrol, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, National Guard, Air National Guard, the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group, and various other volunteers on horseback and skis.
They have suspended the search due to exhausted resources. But we are still holding out hope!
He has not been found at this time.
I am Nephi's brother, Noah, this fund is being set up on behalf of the Soper family to help offset travel expenses to Alaska at this difficult time in our lives.
We as a family will need to travel to Alaska to collect his personal belongings.
Please help in whatever way you can, even if it's just a share on facebook or other social media site. Thankyou.Coverage:
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