Happy birthday Bowe.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, from Hailey, Idaho, was captured more than four years ago in Afghanistan. Today, March 28, Bergdahl turns 28.
United States Central Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and 19 other nations in the region, “remembers Sgt. Bergdahl, who has been in the captivity of the Taliban since June 2009,” according to a media release.
“He has been gone far too long, and there should be no doubt that we work every day -- using our military, intelligence and diplomatic tools -- to see Sgt. Bergdahl returned home safely,” according to the release. “His return remains the priority for Centcom.
“Our hearts go out to the Bergdahl family, and we ask that he be remembered in your thoughts.”
Last month, the Pentagon named acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michael Lumpkin to head up efforts to bring Bergdahl home.