Bowe Bergdahl, 23
501st Parachute Infantry Regiment - Fort Richardson, Alaska
The Pentagon on Sunday identified the American soldier taken hostage by the Taliban on June 30, the same day his captors released a video purporting to show him alive.
The Defense Department identified the soldier as Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl, a 23 year old from Ketchum, Idaho. Bergdahl is a member of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
On Sunday, a video posted on a Taliban-run website showed Bergdahl for 28 minutes. Bergdahl said he was captured after falling behind on a patrol. He said the date was July 14, last Tuesday.
"I’m scared, scared I won’t be able to go home. It is very unnerving to be a prisoner," Bergdahl says on the video, according to The Associated Press.
American officials have said they
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Tags: Bowe Bergdahl, Afghanistan, hostage, prisoner, captured, infantry, soldier, Taliban, Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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