Billboards across the U.S.A. welcome Bowe Bergdahl home!
Bob and Jani Bergdahl give a full news conference in Boise, Idaho. They address Bowe and give thanks to those who have supported Bowe and the Bergdahl family throughout Bowe’s period of captivity.
Watch the video at kboi2.com
Also read Bergdahl family speaks out about POW’s return at MSNBC.com
“Sgt. Bergdahl’s hometown reacts with tears of joy”
Watch video comments and hear from residents of Hailey, Idaho
See Channel 3000 video for more comments.
From the Associated Press:
“The U.S. soldier freed in Afghanistan after being held for nearly five years by insurgents has arrived at an American military hospital in Germany. It’s not immediately clear how long he will stay there before continuing to the United States.”
From NBC News:
President Barack Obama and the parents of newly freed prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl thanked the military and the country in an emotional Rose Garden press conference Saturday.
“We just can’t communicate the words this morning when we heard from the president,” father Bob Bergdahl said.
Read more and see video at NBC News of Bob and Jani Bergdahl speaking at the White House.
It was another day in nearly five years of captivity for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and he didn’t know what the 18 Taliban fighters had in store for him Saturday.
There, in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, the heavily armed fighters turned Bergdahl over to U.S. military commandos.
The soldier’s plight had come to an end.
Within minutes he was airborne. The helicopter’s rotors whooped so loudly that Bergdahl couldn’t communicate clearly with the men on board.
So he grabbed a paper plate and wrote three characters: “SF?”
The men understood: Special Forces?
Read MORE at CNN
President Barack Obama, flanked by the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at the White House on Saturday, praised the diplomatic officials and troops who helped secure the release of the American soldier held captive for nearly five years by militants during the Afghanistan war.
Read MORE at CNN
From the Idaho Statesman:
A truck circled the streets in downtown Hailey on Saturday morning carrying a sign with the news that residents had waited five long years to hear: Bowe Bergdahl had been set free.
The celebration began immediately.
Read MORE at the Idaho Statesman
View a video of Bob Bergdahl at his home in Idaho. He speaks about his son, living in Idaho, foreign policy issues and U.S. Justice.
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!”
Today is Bowe’s 28th birthday. While birthdays are typically a cause for celebration, the thought that Bowe has now seen five birthdays come and go while in captivity is heartbreaking. This is why today, Bowe’s birthday, is a day of solemness. We reflect on it in our own way and it motivates us all differently for different reasons. But in the end what we all want, what we pray for, is that Bowe will soon return home… to his family, to the place that is safe and familiar.
Maybe today we can all tell somebody that a friend who you’ve never met is having a birthday, that his name is Bowe Bergdahl. Tell them about Bowe and ask them to tell his story too. Today give Bowe the gift of your time. Dear Bowe Supporters, it’s YOU who stand in the gap for Bowe until he comes home. We are all waiting and advocating for Bowe until we can celebrate his homecoming.
Don’t forget that you can leave a message of support for Bowe and his family by signing the Guest Book here on supportbowe.org. The Guest Book entries are being saved so that when Bowe gets home, they’ll always be there for him to read. Follow this LINK to the Guest Book if you’d like to add your name to it.
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PLEASE NOTE: Occasionally people have had problems signing up for the petition or confirming their registration info via their email. We have been told by a few Bowe Supporters that the White House web security system sometimes will not allow sign-ups from some people who are using their mobile phones. Some have also found it difficult to click on the emailed confirmation link that redirects back to https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/. Sometimes when that happens one needs to be sure that their pop-up blocker isn’t preventing the redirect. Another solution might be to cut and paste the confirmation link into the url address bar of your browser. There is also a FAQs page on the White House website at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/how-why/frequently-asked-questions. This is all the information that we can offer regarding problems with creating an account or signing the petition. If we find out more, we’ll add it here.
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