Bergdahl ferries letter to parents through Red Cross

June 6, 2013 

Afghan Soldier Captured

Bowe Bergdahl


— The family of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says it's convinced the letter is from their son.

They announced the letter Thursday in a statement through Idaho National Guard Col. Tim Marsano, who acts as media liason for the family.

Bergdahl, of Hailey, is the only U.S. soldier taken prisoner in the war in Afghanistan. This month will mark four years he's spent in captivity.

The family's statement is below. Return to and pick up Friday's paper for updates.

“Through the International Committee of the Red Cross, we recently received a letter we’re confident was written to us by our son Bowe. Our family is greatly relieved and encouraged by this letter, which gives us hope that Bowe is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. We thank the ICRC for all their assistance and support over these past four years. We want to also thank the many individuals, private groups and agencies who are working to support us and bring Bowe home. We hope Bowe’s captors will again consider his parents’ plea to release him, but in the meantime, we ask that you please continue to keep him in good health and allow him to keep corresponding with us.”

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