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13-year-old son of Ft. Carson Soldier missing in Washington mudslide

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Jovan Mangual, 13, who was with his mom in Washington State, on March 22, has been missing since the devastating mudslide nearly wiped out the small community of Oso.

Staff Sgt. Jose Mangual, 41, Jovan’s father, and a member of Fort Carson’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, joined the rescue effort two days after the disaster when he wasn’t able to make contact with his son.

Staff Sgt. Mangual joins dozens of workers, EMS, several Snohomish County fire departments, K9 search teams, and volunteers, who have painstakingly combed through the mud and debris, in some places more than seven stories deep

Washington State National Guard deployed to the disaster on March 25, taking charge of the west side of the search, rescue, and recovery site.

As of this morning, the official death toll stands at 28.

In addition to two dozen who remain missing, is that of Navy Commander John Regelbrugge III, also presumed to have perished in the devastation that is reminiscent of the mud floes following the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980.

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