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A timeline of Sgt. Bergdahl’s captivity to release
Question of the Day
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces in May after nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan. Here is a look at some of the key events from his capture to release:
June 30, 2009 - Bergdahl, who is serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment, vanishes from a base in Afghanistan’s Paktika province near the border of Pakistan.
July 2, 2009 - Two U.S. officials tell The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Bergdahl had “just walked off” his base with three Afghans after his shift.
July 6, 2009 -The Taliban claims that five days earlier a drunken American soldier had come out of his garrison and was captured by mujahedeen.
July 18, 2009 - Taliban posts video online showing Bergdahl saying he was “scared I won’t be able to go home.” Bergdahl also says he was lagging behind a patrol when he was captured.
July 19, 2009 - Pentagon confirms missing U.S. solider in Afghanistan is Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, of Ketchum, Idaho.
July 22, 2009 - More than 500 people attend a vigil in Hailey , Idaho, to show support for Bergdahl and his family
Dec. 25, 2009 - Bergdahl’s family releases a statement: “The Bergdahl family pleads with the captors to let our only son come home. To Bowe: We love you and we believe in you. Stay strong.”
Dec. 25, 2009 - The Taliban releases a video showing Bergdahl apparently healthy and making a lengthy statement criticizing the US military operation.
April 7, 2010 - Taliban releases 7-minute video showing Bergdahl pleading for his freedom and to be returned home.
June 30, 2010 - Dozens of people replace tattered and faded yellow ribbons in Hailey that went up after Bowe’s capture. The event becomes an annual affair.
Dec. 2, 2010 - A video produced by Manba al-Jihad, a video production group of the Haqqani network, is released on the website of the Taliban network. It briefly shows Bergdahl standing next to a smiling insurgent commander.
May 4, 2011 - A newly released Taliban video shows Bergdahl being blindfolded and led away by an insurgent. It appears to be a portion of the same video that was released in December.
May 6, 2011 - Bergdahl’s father, Bob Bergdahl, appeals to the Pakistani military for help in freeing his son in a video posted on YouTube.
June 16, 2011 - The Army announces that Bergdahl has been prompted from specialist to sergeant.
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