Town Shows Support For Soldier
Since word got out that private first class Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban - the number of people supporting him and his family grew tremendously.
And today Bowe's family saw that support firsthand in Hailey.
One by one they rode the path towards hope otherwise known as Highway 75.
The Pocatello POW MIA awareness rally association started the run in eastern Idaho gathering supporters along the way.
Zaney's river street coffee house in Hailey where Bowe previously worked before enlisting in the army.
And fittingly enough - Bowe's father Bob - mother Jani and girlfriend Monica were there to greet them.
Monica said, "Obviously Bowe liked motorcycles, it was his thing. And I mean, if he knew about this, it would mean so much. He honestly wouldn't believe everyone would be here."
Bowe's family and girlfriend were greatly comforted by the amount of supporters that came up to Hailey to be with them during this difficult time.
Bowe’s father said, "I'd just ask everyone to keep our service people in our thoughts and prayers as this continues."
Monica says that they've received hundreds of emails and letters from supporters. And the support continued today as riders shared their thoughts with the family and were there to stand with Bowe as well.
Director of POW MIA Tim Cowden said, "As a POW you don't know what's going on, you're afraid, you're scared, you don't know what your family is thinking. It good to know there are people back home supporting you ... it's an amazing feeling."