SGT Bowe Bergdahl now 4 years and 4 months captive

BOWE 4 Years & 4 Months Captive

From the New York Times:

Even in Washington, officials acknowledge that once American forces depart, the Taliban likely will gain ground, at least in rural areas. And the competence of Afghanistan’s 350,000-member security force remains in doubt, even after a $40 billion investment in American weaponry and training. Although Afghan forces appear to have mostly held their own against the insurgency in the recent fighting season, they made no significant gains and suffered what some officials said were heavy casualties.1

Is this the type of sitution that we are willing to accept for Bowe at the end of the 2014 troop withdrawl? The answer is a resounding NO! The next year will be here and gone before we know it. This is why we must make every moment count in the effort to bring Bowe home.

1“An Exit Strategy From Afghanistan” The New York Times. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.”

 
 
 

Bowe Bergdahl captor killed in drone strike

2010 Bowe Bergdahl with Taliban commander Maulawi Sanginn l
 
Write/call your Members of Congress to get Bowe back home NOW!  These drone strikes could possibly be very close to where Bowe is being held captive.  (Find out how to contact your elected officials.) 

 
From the Idaho Statesman:

Mullah Sangeen Zadran is listed by the U.S. State Department as the… “shadow governor” for Afghanistan’s Paktika Province and a commander of the Haqqani network. He was among six fighters killed Friday by a drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal district of Pakistan, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.

Zadran was also involved in the 2009 capture of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey. Read MORE

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BOWE TUESDAY 215: No man left behind?

Isn’t it time to bring U.S. Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl home?

BOWE TUES 215

As of Tuesday 13 August 2013 SGT Bergdahl has been a prisoner of Taliban-allied forces for 215 weeks!

215 weeks = 1505 days = 36,120 hours

4 years + 1 month + 2 weeks

CAPTIVE!!!

Call your Members of Congress today!  Go to their websites for local contact info or leave a message in Washington D.C. for them.  The D.C. number is (202) 224-3121.  Tell them that you support SGT Bowe Bergdahl and that you’re concerned that there has not been enough done to bring him home.  Tell them that you are counting on them to support all opportunities to obtain his release.  Tell them that you want to be sure that they are keeping his release a top level priority. 

If you want to verify who your Members of Congress are, follow this LINK and use your zip code in the search box

Bowe is counting on YOU.

A Letter Home! : Bowe Bergdahl’s family is overjoyed.

It was May of 2011 that they last had an update about Bowe.  It had been over 2 years ago since the Taliban had released a video which contained the last known images of him while in enemy captivity.

Two years surely must seem an eternity to parents who wonder if their only son is alive in place thousands of miles away from home.

It is no surprise that Bob and Jani Bergdahl were overjoyed when they received a letter from Bowe through the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Bob Bergdahl explained that although the letter had been scripted and redacted, he is certain that the letter was actually written by Bowe. He was relieved to know that Bowe was alive and fully functioning as of about two months ago, when the letter had likely been written.

Bowe Bergdahl official; effect

The following is the Bergdahl Family’s official statement about Bowe’s letter as released by family spokesperson Col. Timothy Marsano of the Idaho National Guard:

“Through the International Committee of the Red Cross, we recently received a letter we’re confident was written to us by our son Bowe. Our family is greatly relieved and encouraged by this letter, which gives us hope that Bowe is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. We thank the ICRC for all their assistance and support over these past four years. We want to also thank the many individuals, private groups and agencies who are working to support us and bring Bowe home. We hope Bowe’s captors will again consider his parents’ plea to release him, but in the meantime, we ask that you please continue to keep him in good health and allow him to keep corresponding with us.”

As a follow up to the delivery of Bowe’s handwritten  letter, the International Committee of the Red Cross contacted Bowe’s family via email. The email explained:

“As part of it’s humanitarian mandate, the ICRC facilitates contact between detainees and their families across Afghanistan. We do so for detainees in Afghan prisons, for persons held by foreign forces but also for persons held by the armed opposition groups. We have regular contacts with all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan who accept the ICRC’s role as a neutral intermediary. The Red Cross Message service is available to all concerned families, including the family of Sergeant Bergdahl. To give you an sense of scale, we distribute some 25,000 humanitarian letters of this kind every year in Afghanistan alone. As regards dates of transmission and addressees of individual letters, you will understand that in the interest of the concerned detainees and families, we prefer not to share such details.”

Bowe’s Supporters are ecstatic about this latest development.  The knowledge that there is new evidence that Bowe is alive has reinvigorated their determination to do everything possible to assist in bringing back home to his family in Hailey

You can join Bowe’s supporters on Facebook at Waiting and Advocating for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, US Army – POW.