SAN DIEGO - The Camp Pendleton Marine reported missing earlier this week by family members is now reported to be safe and back at the military base but he could be in big trouble for skipping out on his deployment.
Melissa said her brother never hesitated to risk his life for others.
"Even as a kid … that's all he wanted to do was be in the military," Melissa explained.
She said he would put camo on, hide out in the woods and pretend to serve. She told 10News her brother has been living his dream as a machine gunner at Camp Pendleton.
"He was our little brother, but he was more like our big brother," she said.
She said surveillance video at a train station in Oceanside showed Hair getting off the train, walking under the tunnel and heading toward the beach. Then, he vanished and had not showed up to work.
Melissa said he is facing an upcoming deployment, but he was looking forward to his first deployment.
"He loves what he does," she added.