POW Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl Captured 2009 by Taliban
Four years ago, a typical 23-year-old US Army Private First Class soldier walked off his base in Afghanistan and into the hands of the Taliban.
- SGT. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in June of 2009.
- SGT. Bergdahl was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska, and has been promoted twice since his disappearance in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.
- Officially, SGT. Bergdahl is listed by the Department of Defense as DUSTWUN: Duty status-whereabouts unknown. He has been issued the Prisoner of War Medal.
The U.S. government has always believed that SGT. Bergdahl is alive; a belief supported by five videos that the terrorist network has released in an attempt to negotiate a ransom of $1 million dollars, plus the release of more than 20 Afghan prisoners. One of 5 Released video from Mujahideen Afghanistan Captures; BOWE speaks of his family, friends, what he enjoys and his families love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
- While reports have varied over the years, authorities have reason to believe SGT. Bergdahl is being held in Pakistan, or perhaps being moved about between the two countries.
What We Can Do?
Tuesdays – known as “BOWE Tuesday” – since he was captured on a Tuesday. Share his story with others so American’s know we have a POW in 2013 & pray for BOWE & his family daily.