Statement Regarding Sgt. Bergdahl

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“Today is Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl’s twenty-eighth birthday. This will be his fifth birthday away from family and friends. He has been held prisoner of war since June 30, 2009, when he was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan,” said DAV National Commander Joseph W. Johnston. “As we mark this sad occasion, I must stress that our nation–our government–has a sacred obligation to bring home and account for all who have been taken prisoner. Those held captive and their families deserve nothing less.”