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Pentagon identifies captured soldier in Afghanistan

Bowe Bergdahl, 23
Ketchum, Idaho
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

Added: Jul-19-2009 Occurred On: Jul-19-2009
By: dan_man_
Afghanistan, Other
Tags: Bowe Bergdahl, Afghanistan, hostage, prisoner, captured, infantry, soldier, Taliban, Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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