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Ohio House Committee Approves Resolution to Bring Bergdahl Home

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By Alexa Tieu

Columbus, Ohio ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Ohio state Representative Zack Milkovich (D-Akron) is pleased to announce that House Concurrent Resolution 24 was unanimously voted out of yesterday's Ohio House hearing of the Military and Veterans Affairs committee.

The Resolution, which was jointly sponsored by Representative Milkovich and Representative Terry Johnson (R- McDermott), urges the Congress of the United States, particularly the Department of Defense, to do everything possible to rescue prisoner of war Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who is America's only known living Prisoner of War in Afghanistan.

"We cannot forget about this brave young American who risked everything he had to defend our country. We must do everything within our power to bring him home to his family," Rep. Milkovich stated.

Sergeant Bowe Robert Bergdahl, United States Army, was serving in the mountainous Paktika Province in the southeastern region of Afghanistan when he was taken captive on June 30, 2009 by members of the Haqqani network, a militant group allied with the Taliban. Since his capture, the Taliban has released multiple propaganda videos of Sergeant Bergdahl in captivity.

Sergeant Bergdahl is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He is from Hailey, Idaho. He was twenty-three years old when he was taken captive as a prisoner of war.

Sergeant Bergdahl has been held captive for four years and is now 27 years of age.

House Concurrent Resolution 24 is currently pending in the House Rules and Reference Committee.


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