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Posted by on Jul 20, 2009 in International, War | 10 comments

Captured PFC Bowe Bergdahl’s Father’s Advice To Son “Stay Strong”

The father of PFC Bowe Bergdahl — the 23-year-old soldier captured by the Taliban — has this advice for his son: “Stay strong.” Go HERE for must-read details from Jules Crittenden, who also gives his own take on this troubling story.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary says the U.S. is doing all it can to try and get Bergdahl back:

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed the capture of a US soldier by Taliban forces in Afghanistan as “outrageous” and vowed to do “everything we can” to free him, in an interview aired Monday.

“We are attempting to do everything we can to locate him and free him,” Clinton told US television network ABC in New Delhi during a visit to India.

The Taliban, whose resurgence in Afghanistan has led to heightened unrest in the country, released a video over the weekend of a visibly-shaken captive US soldier who was snatched by the Islamist militants in Afghanistan late last month.

The US military is “still trying to locate and bring him back,” said Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman, of 23-year-old Private First Class Bowe R. Bergdahl.

The reality? It’s a tall order, indeed. The Taliban has an underground network, and can easily move him from place to place. It will take some luck — not just skill — for U.S. military forces to both locate him and get to the spot while he is still there.

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  • katya8

    Since the story broke about Pvt. Bowie Bergdahl’s capture I have noticed that there has not been one outcry among American Muslims regarding this American soldier. One would think that an American Muslim whose loyalty is to America would be condemning the capture and holding hostage of a fellow American. One would think they would be saying something against breaking international law in posting a video in which it is obvious the Taliban is telling him what to say and exploiting him. Are there any American Muslims out there who think this is wrong?

    • elgann

      did you see any Muslims condemning the Trade Centers and life lost there? I remember newscoverage of Muslims out in the streets of America celebrating 9/11. Why are they still here?!!

  • NoseForNews

    I find it interesting that news organizations state so much controversy over whether he is a “hero or deserter.” http://www.newsy.com/videos/captive_u_s_soldier_a_hero_or_a_deserter The truth is, he is still an American soldier who deserves to come home!

    • $514796

      The problem with your statement is that if he truly is a deserter he is not coming home. If he’s rescued he will not be going home. He will be detained, court martialed, and then punished accordingly.

  • cjohns

    Wow…such a sad state that one does not realize that whether a deserter or not, home is not a door but the United States of America…My God!!! Where is your compassion for a 23 y/o American Soldier who regardless of why is a POW because he serves in the military to protect your country and your freedom !!!

  • mmoran73

    Im a military girlfriend, whether a deserter or not he deserves to come home. As far as I know none of us know what it is like to go to war, leave our loved ones behind and see what they have to see. I do know however how it feels to get left, as well as pray to God everynight for their safe return. If you have no hope or think that it matters how he was captured you have no business commenting on anything of this nature. It takes a special person to be in this Military lifestyle, and all you are proving is that you dont belong in it. Also, as you drive to work, pick up your kids knowing they are safe from school, go to church on sunday…rememebr its people like PFC Bergdahl’s that grants you the right to do so.

  • CherylP

    Why would an upstanding American Citizen such as PFC Bergdahl desert in a county like Afgan? I pray he will be safely return home to America and his family. I pray for his parents and sister, that they find strength in the Lord! I hope Bowe remembers his faith and Stands Strong! Bergdahl’s my prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • silpada

    Berdahl family My heart goes out to you and your family. my heart is broken for you.Stay strong keep praying without seizing and your beloved son will be home. I cry for you. Your son your only son. Hang in there and Jesus will take care of him. I have no doubt about that.
    Hang in there

  • sgtyoung

    As a fellow American Soldier and leader, I pray for this young Soldier’s saftey. I have been to Afghan and its a dangerous land. Their is no need to debate deserter or POW here. The fact is that he has been taken by an enemy force, and his life is in danger. And we must all pray for him for he is one of the few brave people who puts on a uniform and fights to defend the much larger whole. Your in my prayers PFC Bergdahl.

  • george32

    I must agree.with the fact .That is not the place to go AWOL…I pray that he some how he makes it out of there. And these people are suppose to be holy????

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