FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- It has now been more than a week since anyone has heard from 25-year-old Sgt. Carl Seeman.
His truck was found in the parking lot of a Fayetteville Walmart last Sunday, unlocked, with his cell phone inside.
Seeman's mother, Jennifer Seeman, says she last spoke to her son last Thursday.
"He was excited to leave for training, he was looking forward to it. This is very out of character," says Jennifer.
Jennifer, who lives in Rochester, New York, says their family is a very strong military family, and they're going to remain hopeful that he is found.
She, Seeman's father, grandfather and uncle made the 12-hour drive to search for him.
Fort Bragg says Seeman is now considered AWOL.
Seeman is a six-year Army veteran and a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Seeman's grandfather, who also lives in Rochester, is calling on the community in North Carolina to help with the search.
"He's done his part for his country. And now, I guess we're asking his country for their help to find him," said Seeman's grandfather, Jim Maloney.
Fayetteville Police do not believe he is in immediate danger, but anyone with information on Seeman's disappearance is asked to contact their local law enforcement.