A sensitive missing person investigation case came into my office from an out of state client in 2002. A man was searching for his brother whom he had not seen since 1969. The brother, who I will call Mr. Smith, went missing from the US Military in Okinawa in the early 1970’s while a low ranking enlisted soldier. He was eventually determined to have deserted from service by military investigators. The Smith family hadn’t heard from him since and the military was not much help. The family wanted him found. His brother provided an old picture of Mr. Smith from 1968, his date of birth, and his issued social security number. I knew it was a hard find, but never envisioned what was to come. This intense investigation turned into a nine month roller coaster that wove through three foreign countries and a number of US states. It ended in Florida.