Doctors: Bergdahl showing signs of improvement

June 6, 2014 

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, shortly before his release. Image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, authenticated by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)


Bowe Bergdahl is conversing with doctors and other medical staff and becoming more engaged in his care plan, according to doctors treating the U.S. Army sergeant at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Doctors say Berdahl, who arrived at the hospital on Sunday, is also resting better.

As doctors have said previously, it's unknown how long Bergdahl will spend at the hospital before returning to the United States. "The duration will continue to be based on the pace of his healing and reintegration process, according to a press release from the hospital on Friday.

Federal privacy laws prevent the hospital from providing specific details about Bergdahl's medical condition. The hospital, which has treated more than 70,000 wounded and ill military service members and civilians from Afghanistan and Iraq, did say Bergdahl is undergoing more complex medical exams.

When he's released from the German hospital, Bergdahl will be brought to the San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas for continued medical care.

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