Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban at an outpost in Afghanistan. The exact circumstances are not known. Since his capture he has been shown in three videos, released by the Taliban. A Day of Action and Prayer has been called for today. Let us not forget Bow Bergdahl.
Every week here on WOTN, the top name on each Moments of Silence – our call to honor and remember our Fallen Heroes – Sgt Bowe Bergdahl is the first name listed. Sgt Bowe Bergdahl of the US Army went missing on June 30, 2009 under mysterious circumstances while deployed in Afghanistan. He is a POW/MIA.Bergdahl is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Since Bergdahl went missing, the Taliban has released three videos showing him in captivity. The Taliban have demanded $1 million and the release of 21 Afghan prisoners and Aafia Siddiqui in exchange for Bergdahl’s release. They have threatened to execute Bergdahl if Siddiqui is not released. Most of the Afghan prisoners are being held at Guantanamo Bay.At the time of his capture, Bergdahl’s rank was that of Private First Class E-3. In June 2010, he was promoted to Specialist E-4 during his absence. On June 17, 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant E-5Sgt Bergdahl is still missing. In the ensuing months and years since his disappearance, Bowe Bergdahl has been written about – both in the msm and by the milbog community.We have not forgotten Sgt Bergdahl.