We often interact with Bowe Supporters who are from the U.K., Canada and Australia. It’s really great to know that Bowe has worldwide support. Like the United States, each of these countries has troops serving as members of the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force.) Sometimes in Afghanistan service members from the U.S. work together with service members from the U.K.. Canada and Australia. With that in mind, we want to share a video with you. The soldiers singing together in the video are from the U.K. and the U.S.A. It’s called “Coming Home”. All of us who are supporters of SGT Bowe Bergdahl long for the day we can shout “He’s coming home!”
Bowe Supporters have worked very hard making signs and getting billboard space to raise awareness about Bowe. We want to keep everyone updated on the latest contributions that we are aware of.
One way you can make your own sign is by using the free template located on this website.
Many thanks to Lamar Advertising for their generous donation of billboard space for Bowe.
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.
This is an easy thing to do for anyone who wants to help bring Bowe Bergdahl back home.
There are many ways one can speak out for Bowe. One way is to lend strength to his petition by signing it and sharing it with others. Sign and share, it’s as simple as that. An online petition makes it all the easier for those who wish to participate; it’s just a click away. And one shouldn’t forget that there are many who would want to participate- they just need someone to tell them about the petition and where to find it. You can tell them, you can speak out for Bowe.
A group of Bowe Supporters, spearheaded by Ellen Parker, have come together to begin a new petition which, when completed, will be sent to the Senate Armed Forces Committee, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. The text of the petition is as follows:
Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl Pow: Find, Rescue, Return
- Signature goal: 100,000
- Target: Senate Armed Forces Committee, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry
- Sponsored by: Ellen Parker
We the undersigned demand that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, CJCS General Martin Dempsey and CIA Director John Brennan take all measures necessary to locate Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal, secure his freedom and bring him home to the USA.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured while deployed to Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. We fervently believe that after four (4) years of captivity it is time for the Obama Administration to take any and all measures to return Sgt. Bergdahl to his family & country. Sgt. Bergdhal is reportedly held by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network. Reports state that negotiations fell apart in March of 2012. We believe that now is the time to make his release a priority. It is time to find him and bring him home by any means necessary.
Don’t let Sgt. Bergdhal be left behind. Our motto is “We leave no man behind”, yet we are drawing down our troops in Afghanistan and have not secured the release of Sgt. Bergdahl. Once our troops are home, it will be much more difficult to seure the release of Sgt. Bergdahl. Now is the time to act!
Let the President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, CJCS General Martin Dempsey and CIA Director John Brennan know it is time to find Sgt. Bergdhal and bring him home.
For more information please go to Free Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (petition 2013-05-1)
You can track the petition on Facebook at SGT Bowe Bergdahl POW: Find, Rescue, Return Updates Page.
You can help to raise awareness about Bowe’s plight while you spread the word about the petition. There is a free, downloadable FLYER that will help you to share petition related info.
Please help to bring Bowe home by signing and sharing this petition; this is an important thing to do. Be one of the 100,000 signatures that will be sent to Washington D.C. along with the message “Bring SGT Bowe Bergdahl Home NOW!”