Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

POW's
9:40 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Would-be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly

Hop Porter Park in downtown Hailey
Credit Jessica Robinson

A day of planned celebration of Bowe Bergdahl in his Idaho hometown turned out to be a pretty uneventful one. Hailey, Idaho, cancelled Saturday’s event after the city received threats. Our correspondent Jessica Robinson has attended previous annual events for Bergdahl during his captivity and has more from Hailey.

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POW's
10:47 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Returns To U.S.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Credit oregonlive.com

A soldier believed to be the only remaining prisoner of the Afghan war is on his way home.

U.S. officials Saturday morning said Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released to special operations forces by a Taliban group in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border.

Boise State Public Radio’s Emilie Ritter Saunders reports Bergdahl was captured in 2009.

Idaho native Bowe Bergdahl has spent most of his 20s held captive by Afghan militants.

Now at 28 years old, Bergdahl is being freed one month shy of the fifth anniversary of his capture.

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