Matthew Kraft (1st Marine Division photo)

First Lt. Matthew Kraft, who has been missing in the High Sierra backcountry for more than a month, likely has died after being "overcome by severe winter storms," the Marine Corps concluded Thursday, April 11.

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Matthew Kraft (1st Marine Division photo)

Efforts to find an infantry Marine officer who disappeared during a ski trip into the High Sierra backcountry in February continue, with area law enforcement searching for any clues.

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Matthew Kraft (Photo: 1st Marine Division)

The search for the Marine lieutenant missing in the California mountains for nearly two weeks is being scaled back to a "limited continuous search status" since rescuers have been unable to locate him along his planned route.

1st Lt. Matthew Kraft, 24, was reported missing to law enforcement after failing to make his return date while skiing and hiking the Sierra High Route in central California. His itinerary began Feb. 23 at the Kearsarge Pass trailhead and he was scheduled to finish around March 4 or 5 at Bridgeport, California, according to a press release from the 1st Marine Division.

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Five days of intensive search efforts for a Marine who fell overboard in the Sulu Sea have ended without locating the Marine, whose status is still officially “missing,” Corps officials said on Tuesday.

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Photo via Missing Marines

Norman resident D.J. Gentry is helping bring a World War II ancestor home after nearly 76 years of uncertainty.

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