Sunday, July 19, 2009

Captured U.S. Soldier in Taliban Video Identified

Via ABC News -

Department of Defense officials confirmed the identity of a captured American soldier in a video posted online Saturday by the Taliban.

Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, 23, of Hailey, Idaho, went missing from his base in eastern Afghanistan on June 30. On July 3, officials declared him "missing-captured."

Early in the video, a captor holds up the soldier's dog tag to the camera. Later Bergdahl states his name and hometown.

Bergdahl is a member of 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, out of Fort Richardson, Alaska.

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