Letter gives hope for captured Idaho soldier's safe return

Letter gives hope for captured Idaho soldier's safe return

Letter gives hope for captured Idaho soldier's safe return

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by KTVB

KREM.com

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 20 at 6:52 PM

BOISE – Family and friends of captured Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl have renewed hope for his safe return home after receiving a letter from Bowe through the International Red Cross.

Boise Valley POW/MIA spokesman Dwight Murphy posted on his Facebook page that he received an email from Bowe’s dad, Bob Bergdahl, stating the letter was scripted and redacted, but his son was no doubt alive and his faculties fully functioning as of two months ago.

He went on to say that his captors are being very careful with Bowe, as he is still highly valued at high levels of government.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is from Hailey, Idaho, is believed to be in the custody of the Pakistan-based Haqqani network that is labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

Yellow ribbons still hang from trees and businesses across the Wood River Valley.  A special tree planting ceremony is scheduled for June 22nd at Hop Porter Park in Hailey as part of a “Bring Bowe Back” event later this month.

NewsChannel 7 is working to contact a family spokesperson about this latest development in the Bowe Bergdahl saga.  Check back later for an update.

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