WASHINGTON — Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun was returned to full duty Tuesday at Camp Lejeune, N.C., but the Marine Corps said it was still investigating his June disappearance in Iraq and his contention that he was kidnapped.
"Medical authorities declared him to be fit for full duty late Monday, allowing Hassoun to return to duty in the brigade motor pool where he worked prior to his deployment to Iraq last February," the Marine Corps said in a statement.
Maj. Matt Morgan, a spokesman at Camp Lejeune, said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was still examining the circumstances of Hassoun's disappearance.
Officials said earlier that investigators were looking into whether Hassoun was abducted by militants in Iraq -- as suggested by a videotape -- whether the kidnapping was a hoax, or whether he had deserted.