June 30 marks one year of captivity for missing Soldier

Release No: UNRELEASED June 29, 2010 PRINT | E-MAIL

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 29, 2010) – Tomorrow marks one year in captivity for Spec. Bowe W. Bergdahl, of Hailey, Idaho, who was discovered missing during his unit’s roll-call here one year ago.

Bergdahl was declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown on July 1, 2009 and that status was changed to “Missing-Captured” on July 3, 2009.  Spec. Bergdahl is a member of 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

“Since he was captured on June 30, 2009, it has been a top priority for U.S. and Coalition forces to find him, recover him, and bring him home safely,” said Rear Adm. Greg Smith, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communication. 

“We continue our efforts to determine his whereabouts and ensure his safe return. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bowe and his family,” Smith said.