Reunion between Bowe Bergdahl and his parents still uncertain

jsowell@idahostatesman.comJune 13, 2014 

Bowe Bergdahl arrived early Friday morning in Texas, but it's unknown how soon he will reunite with his parents Jani and Bob Bergdahl.

Col. Tim Marsano of the Idaho National Guard, who has served as the family's spokesman after the U.S. Army sergeant from Hailey was captured nearly five years ago in Afghanistan, said the family wants to keep its travel plans private.

"While the Bergdahls are overjoyed that their son has returned to the United States, Mr. and Mrs. Bergdahl don't intend to make any travel plans public. They ask for continued privacy as they concentrate on their son's reintegration," Marsano said in a written statement.

Bergdahl flew to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio from Ramstein Air Base in Germany. He spent nearly two weeks at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, following his release May 31 in exchange for five Taliban detainees.

The Army has said there is no timetable for how long Bergdahl will remain at Brooke. The Army said Friday that Bergdahl will receive the "necessary care, time and space to complete the process."

Following Bergdahl's reintegration, the Army said it will continue its comprehensive review into the circumstances of his disappearance and captivity.

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