Army Special Forces veteran Luke Denman would normally go off the grid for days or weeks at a time before popping back up. His older brother Mark has stated that until he saw the videos and pictures of the failed coup in Venezuela, he assumed that Luke was off the grid or working on an oil rig. Mark has said that since the news broke that his brother and Airan Berry were being held, their families spend most of the day worrying and waiting for more information. So far, the families are stating they have not heard from the U.S. or Venezuelan governments. Luke’s mother has also commented that she believes her son participated in order to help liberate the oppressed people of Venezuela from President Nicolas Maduro.