Eric Hall, a former Marine who was badly injured in Iraq, is missing from his home in Florida.
As reported by Tampa Bay Online, Hall’s family fears that the 24-year-old’s post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may have been aggravated by playing the intensely realistic Call of Duty series:
[Hall’s cousin] said that before Hall went missing he also played the video game “Call of Duty.” The family said the game may have triggered some unpleasant war memories. Hall’s best friend was killed in the same battle in which Hall’s leg was injured. He was nearby when the friend was decapitated.
Friends and family have organized a search effort. They believe that Hall may be living off the land. Since being wounded, Hall has been involved in a dispute with the Veterans Administration over his benefits.
GP: While the article refers to Call of Duty, the original game is more than four years old. We’re assuming that Hall’s family is referring to the more recent, highly popular and very intense modern-day shooter, COD4.