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Event Scheduled To Bring Awareness To Bowe Bergdahl
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Hailey native Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has been held captive for more than four years.
Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and even though many are learning about this tradition, how many Americans know about Bergdahl?
He was taken captive by insurgents belonging to the Haqqani Network, which is a Taliban-allied insurgent group.
Tomorrow, locals are bringing awareness to the situation and helping Bergdahl's parents.
"Being a veteran, we still go by the adage that we don't leave anyone behind and of course, Afghanistan is preparing to do a wind down, so let's get Bowe home before all of that happens," said Bob Jackson, of the VFW.
"I'm a parent and also a veteran. I think of the Bergdahls and what they go through and I put myself in their situation. Their son has been in captivity for four years. What strife financially and emotionally," said Bill Ysteuta, owner of the Twin Falls Chik-Fil-A.
If you want to show your support for the family, head to Lithia Motors in Twin Falls tomorrow.
The fundraiser helps pay for the travel expenses Bowe's parents endure.
The event goes from nine to five and includes an all-day cookout, plus raffle items.
Then over in Rupert, George Maas is leading a POW/MIA program starting at two in the Rupert Square.
This event is in its fourth year.