Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl Release
6:49 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Idaho Town That Waited 5 Years For Bergdahl Now Must Defend Its Support

Jane Drussel's store, Jane's Artifacts, in downtown Hailey, Idaho.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

Almost immediately after the jubilant response to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from the Taliban on Saturday, the story took a very different turn. First, there was criticism of the Obama administration exchanging five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl. Then, some soldiers from his former unit started speaking out against the freed POW. Josh Korder told CNN earlier this week that he believes men lost their lives searching for him.

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Bowe Bergdahl
4:19 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Bergdahl’s Hometown Caught In Crossfire Of National Backlash

People in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown in Idaho say they're “shocked” by how quickly the captive soldier's homecoming has turned into a national controversy.
Credit Courtesy of Bergdahl family

People in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown in Idaho say they're “shocked” by how quickly the captive soldier's homecoming has turned into a national controversy. Bergdahl was released Saturday after nearly five years in Taliban captivity. Since then, some fellow soldiers have accused him of being a deserter. The city of Hailey, Idaho, is asking people to withhold judgment.

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Bowe Bergdahl
4:41 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Bergdahl’s Family Says Mission Of Recovery Now Begins

Bowe Bergdahl was released to U.S. Army Special Forces on Saturday.
Credit U.S. Army

The family of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he has a long recovery ahead of him, now that he’s been freed from the Taliban. The parents of the soldier from Hailey, Idaho, spoke to the press Sunday in Boise. Bergdahl spent nearly five years as a prisoner of the Taliban and their allies.

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Bergdahl Release
2:12 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Sgt. Bergdahl's Hometown Rejoices At His Long-Awaited Release

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits outside the Power House restaurant in Hailey, Idaho.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 7:32 am

The town of Hailey, Idaho, has waited five years to hear news of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's return. In 2009, Bergdahl was captured and held by the Taliban — first in Afghanistan and later, it's believed, in Pakistan.

On Saturday, he was released in a swap for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Now Hailey, Bergdahl's hometown, is preparing for the next chapter.

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Prisoner of War
5:08 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Military Says Efforts To Bring Idaho POW Home Are Not Disorganized

A video released by the Taliban in 2010 shows a man believed to be Bowe Bergdahl.
Credit IntelCenter

There’s mixed news today on the fate of prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The Associated Press is reporting efforts to bring home the northwest soldier are in disarray. The military says that just isn’t true.

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POW Bowe Bergdahl
4:37 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Celebrities Don Bracelets In Support Of Northwest POW

Former Beatle Paul McCartney and American Soldier Network founder Annie Nelson wear Bowe Bergdahl bracelets at a dress rehearsal for the Grammy Awards.
American Soldier Network

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 8:05 am

U.S. diplomats are reportedly renewing their efforts to arrange a prisoner swap for a Northwest soldier who's been in Taliban captivity nearly five years.

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POW Bowe Bergdahl
4:18 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Proposed Prisoner Swap Offers Hope To Idaho Family Of POW

Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho.
U.S. Army

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 8:02 am

The Idaho family of captured U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl is welcoming an effort to get their son home through a prisoner swap.

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P.O.W. Video
3:53 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

New Video Shows Captured U.S. Soldier; Idaho Parents Ask For His Release

U.S. Army photo of captured Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl
US Department of Defense

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 4:31 pm

The U.S. military has obtained a new video showing captured Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl alive. The Idaho native has been a prisoner of the Taliban for the last four-and-a-half years.

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P.O.W. Card Campaign
5:52 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Card Campaign Asks You To Put P.O.W. On Your Mailing List

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, appears in a 2010 video from a Taliban-affiliated insurgent group, the Haqqani Network.
Credit Intel Center

Supporters of a captured soldier from Idaho are urging people to add one more name to their holiday mailing list. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been a prisoner of the Taliban since 2009. As Jessica Robinson reports, organizers in his hometown of Hailey, Idaho are trying to get Christmas cards to him.

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Terrorist Leader Killed
3:55 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Idaho Soldier's Captor Reportedly Killed In Drone Strike

Intel Center

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 2:57 pm

According to news reports out of Pakistan, a U.S. drone attack has reportedly killed the militant commander believed to be holding Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl captive.

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