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Bergdahl back in the U.S. to continue recuperation

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 13, 2014 at 7:26 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, returned to the United States early Friday to continue his medical treatment.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Bergdahl flew to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio from Ramstein Air Base.

While at the Texas Army base, Bergdahl "will continue the next phase of his reintegration process," Kirby said, adding that there was no timeline.

"Our focus remains on his health and well-being," he said. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "is confident that the Army will continue to ensure that Sgt. Bergdahl receives the care, time and space he needs to complete his recovery and reintegration," the spokesman said in a statement.

The Idaho native was expected to be reunited with his family in San Antonio. He was captured in Afghanistan in June 2009 and released by the Taliban on May 31 in a deal struck by the Obama administration in which five senior Taliban officials were released from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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KCSAP says... June 13, 2014 at 7:49 a.m.

Rest now because because the Sh*tst*rm is coming.

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RonalFos says... June 13, 2014 at 8:02 a.m.

I'm sure the Army will be much better and appropriate in their assessment and judgements than the pundits writing here.

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KCSAP says... June 13, 2014 at 11:18 a.m.

RonalFos, Is that from your years of experience in the Army, or your personally sad assessment of Bergdhal's decision to walk away from his comrades and obligations that he took an oath to obey and defend?

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KDcInsulBossRocks says... June 13, 2014 at 8:51 p.m.

Good one KCSAP!!

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RonalFos says... June 13, 2014 at 9:26 p.m.

KCSAP, you have no idea what happened. How about you sit down and keep quite until the facts come out. Even is he did walk away from his post do you realize how many suicides our military folks are experiencing because of these misbegotten wars? 10 years of war have almost wrecked our military personnel and our nation debt. How about you go after the a$sholes who got us into these stupid wars instead of the people who experienced them.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... June 13, 2014 at 9:29 p.m.

Ron, the boy walked away. He left his post while others slept.

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AmericasDoomed says... June 13, 2014 at 10:19 p.m.

Obama hasn't the intelligence nor the foresight to know what evil he has released. Doesn't matter to him. He won't be affected.

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Reason says... June 13, 2014 at 10:37 p.m.

And another paranoia enters the thread. Tell me, did you become paranoid or were you born that way?

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FreeSpiritMan says... June 14, 2014 at 12:24 a.m.

Reason he was born that way. it's in his genes. He can't help it. He needs medication for it.

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KCSAP says... June 16, 2014 at 6:06 a.m.

But I do know what 6 of his platoon mates said and they didn't walk away from their obligations and duty. Bottom line is the Bergdhal for 5 deadly terrorists was another abysmal mistake by Obama.

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