Obama Joined By Parents Of Released Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl At White House

Obama Joined By Parents Of Released Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl At White House
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama says Saturday's release of an American soldier held captive in Afghanistan shows the nation's resolve to leave no one behind on the battlefield.
The President appeared at the White House Rose Garden with the parents of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Bob Bergdahl thanked all the governments around the world for their part in gaining the release of his son. Sergeant Bergdahl was handed over after U.S. diplomats agreed to transfer five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo to the custody of Qatar . Bergdahl was taken prisoner in June of 2009 and was America's only known missing soldier in the Afghan War.

President Obama says the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl shows the nation's resolve to leave no one behind on the battlefield. Obama said Bowe Bergdahl missed a lot over the nearly five years he was held captive Bob Bergdahl thanked all the governments around the world for their part in gaining the release of his son. Bob Bergdahl has a message for his son. Play Clip