SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL RELEASED BY TALIBAN
In the summer of 2013 his family in Idaho received a letter from their son through the Red Cross.
He was still alive.
A video from December 2013 surfaced in January showing missing U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
In 2010 the Taliban claimed Bergdahl had converted to Islam.
Bowe Bergdahl, an Army sergeant held by the Taliban since 2009, was released Saturday, U.S. officials told NBC News.
Bergdahl, 28, was freed from Afghanistan in exchange for five prisoners who were held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and is back in the hands of the U.S. military, the officials said.
Bergdahl disappeared when he reportedly walked away from a U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan in June 2009, carrying only a compass and a bottle of water. He was the only U.S. service member ever to be held captive by enemy forces.
Bergdahl is already in Germany.
The five Gitmo detainees were being transferred today to Qatar.