ISAF remembers Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Today [30 June] marks three years that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe W. Bergdahl has been held captive. Bergdahl, from Hailey, Idaho, was discovered missing during a unit roll-call in Afghanistan, June 30, 2009.
"A member of the U.S. military is missing and we will continue to expend significant efforts to locate Bergdahl and return him home," said Brig. Gen. Lewis Boone, director of Public Affairs for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.
"Today is a day for us to renew our sense of optimism and send our thoughts and prayers to his friends and family," Boone said. "I understand the people of Hailey, Idaho continue to remember Bergdahl by tying yellow ribbons on trees, fence posts, and light poles. We would like nothing more than to see them come down because he is returning home to the people who love him."
Bergdahl was declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, July 1, 2009, and his status was changed to "Missing-Captured" July 3, 2009. Bergdahl is listed as a member of the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Article by ISAF Joint Command