Congressman Aderholt, Congresswoman Sewell, Senators Shelby and Tuberville helping families locate Alabama men in Ukraine

Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 1:33 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2022 at 4:15 PM CDT
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LAWRENCE Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) is now helping locate a Lawrence County, Alabama man who has not been heard from in Ukraine in a more than a week.

“The family of Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, of Trinity, Alabama in Lawrence County, reached out to my office this week. Huynh, a former U.S. service member, volunteered to go fight with the Ukrainian Army in their current war against Russia.

“According to Huynh’s family, they have not been in contact with him since June 8, 2022, when he was in the Kharkiv area of Ukraine. As you can imagine, his loved ones are very concerned about him. My office has placed inquires with both the United States Department of State and the Federal Bureau of Investigation trying to get any information possible.

“While my office works to get more details, I would ask everyone to pray for Andy’s safety and to pray for the comfort of his family back in Lawrence County.”

Aderholt spokesperson, Carson Clark, confirmed another man from Alabama is also missing, and he was with Huynh.

Alexander Drueke, 39, is from Tuscaloosa.

Senators Shelby and Tuberville and Congresswoman Sewell are aware and helping Drueke’s family.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement regarding her efforts to help locate Alexander Drueke:

“Earlier this week, the mother of Alexander Drueke, a Tuscaloosa Army Veteran who volunteered to assist the Ukrainian Army in combating Russia, reached out to my office after losing contact with her son. According to his family, they have not heard from Drueke in several days.

“My office has been in contact with the State Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other members of the Alabama Congressional Delegation regarding this urgent matter. We will continue to do everything in our power to assist in locating him and finding answers for his family.

“As we work to determine his whereabouts, please join me in praying for Alexander and his family during this incredibly difficult time.”

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