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New Video Emerges Of Bowe Bergdahl
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The United States Military is in possession of new video showing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
The "proof of life" video appears to have been recorded about a month ago, but a military official told CNN, that it appears Bergdahl's health has diminished.
June 30th, 2009. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was seized in Afghanistan.
Four and half years later, he's believed to be held by the Taliban–aligned Haqqani network in Pakistan. Now new video reveals the "so–called proof of life."
"It doesn't give an indication of what kind of condition Bowe Bergdahl is in, but I know the family is pleased to know the proof of life is out there," explains Col. Tim Marsano, Public Affairs Officer, Idaho National Guard.
The Idaho National Guard is one of the organizations providing support to the Bergdahl family.
And Col. Marsano has seen their ups and downs from day one.
Even through all of it...the family's hope remains resilient through a traumatic time. The family released this statement through the Guard:
"As we have done so many times over the past 4 and a half years, we request his captors to release him safely so that our only son can be reunited with his mother and father...Bowe, if see this, continue to remain strong through patience. Your endurance will carry you to the finish line. Breathe!"
Others around the Wood River Valley have shown their support over the years, including Stefanie O'Neill.
She started the yellow ribbon campaign in Hailey.
O'Neill says, "if you drive through the town of Hailey, you see bring Bowe back or we support Bowe Bergdahl, we just offer the support we can so that Bob and Janie see when they drive down the street. And that we still stand behind them. We have our annual event here, the Bring Bowe Back event, the yellow ribbons are refreshed every few months on the posts in town, you'll also see pow flags on homes if you drive thorough the side streets of Hailey."
A community staying strong while one of their own is captive, thousands of miles away.
Efforts to free Sgt. Bergdahl, including negotiation attempts have failed.