SGT Bowe Bergdahl: Sen Ayotte Calls on Sec of Defense Hagel to Redouble Efforts to Find Him

The following is a letter that Senator Kelly Ayotte has sent to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

“Ayotte Urges Defense Secretary to Redouble Efforts to Find Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl”

“Senate Armed Services Committee Member Has Demanded Pentagon Act With Urgency”

Jan 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following reports that the U.S. military has received a video showing that U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl may be alive, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte is urging the Secretary of Defense to redouble efforts to locate the missing soldier, who was captured by the Taliban in 2009 in Afghanistan.

“This June will mark five years since Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban. After so long in captivity, DoD must redouble its efforts to find Sergeant Bergdahl and return him safely to his family,” Ayotte wrote in a letter this week to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Senator Ayotte has repeatedly urged the Defense Department to redouble its efforts to find Sgt. Bergdahl and bring him home – including writing two letters to then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta requesting an update on the department’s actions. She also worked successfully to include language in the Senate Armed Services Committee report for the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, which called on DoD to answer questions on the status of the search for Sergeant Bergdahl.

AYOTTE LETTER TO SECRETARY HAGEL:

The Honorable Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000

Dear Secretary Hagel:

I am writing to request an update on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to locate and bring home Sergeant Bowe R. Bergdahl.

On January 15, it was reported that a proof-of-life video featuring Sergeant Bergdahl was received by DoD. Can you please confirm whether this video exists and has been received by the Pentagon? If the reports are accurate, this video appears to provide hope that Sergeant Bergdahl may be alive.

This June will mark five years since Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban. After so long in captivity, DoD must redouble its efforts to find Sergeant Bergdahl and return him safely to his family.

Our men and women in uniform must know that if they are captured by the enemy, our nation will not rest until they are rescued.

I look forward to receiving your response. Thank you for your service to our country.

SOURCE

6 comments on “SGT Bowe Bergdahl: Sen Ayotte Calls on Sec of Defense Hagel to Redouble Efforts to Find Him

  1. M J K says:

    This really touches my heart . My Husbeen was there at this time and he was Mia for a little while. And if he was captured there and I could get him I would hope that our country would try every thing to get him out. I hope his family is ok and that they know I’m am praying for him . Let’s bring him home . It is the least we could do . And bomb the shit out of Afghanistan .

  2. Kathy Meyers says:

    Have you contacted American Center for LAW & JUSTICE??

  3. Kathy Meyers says:

    JUST HAVE TONY EVANS OR JOEL OSTEEN AND ELEVATION CHURCH IN CHARLOTTE ANNOUNCE IN ALL MEGA CHURCHES AND HAVE 700 CLUB SEND OUT PETITIONS AND BILLY GRAHAM MINISTRIES, AND SO ON…THIS IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET THAT MANY SIGNATURES & REVIVAL ALLIANCE IN TORONTO & BETHEL IN CA. GO TO THE BODY OF CHRIST, FOR HELP…

  4. Diane M. Hartzell says:

    I believe the United States has an obligation to bring POWs home. I support the letter to Secretary of Defense Hagel along with regular and persistent followup. We must “negotiate with terrorists” on behalf of Bowe Bergdahl rather than abandoning him to his fate. The captors have stated what they want. This soldier must not be allowed to languish in this dangerous environment any longer. I urge officials of the USA to take concerted and meaningful action.

  5. Sandra Lott says:

    its about time some one tries to help this soldier, and has taken way to long to do so, now do the job abd get itdone and bring him home!

  6. maureen hunt says:

    What an awesome letter! Something has to be done asap. This is a disgrace- we must bring him home. Whatever we need to do we need to do. Let’s just get it done and get him home.

    On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Sgt Bowe Bergdahl – America is Waiting

Comments are closed.