Idaho Town Rallies To Bring Home P.O.W. Bowe Bergdahl

Tuesday, June 25, 2013



The end of June marks four years since Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was captured while serving in Afghanistan. Bergdahl is the only American prisoner of war still being held captive by the Taliban.

Earlier this month, Bergdahl's mother and father received a letter from their son through the International Red Cross. Bowe's family is hoping that this letter, combined with recent reports that say the Afghan Taliban is willing to trade Bergdahl for five prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, might finally bring Bowe home.

Last weekend, in his hometown of Hailey, Idaho, hundreds of people gathered to show solidarity and rally to support Bowe and his family.

Colonel Tim Marsano, public affairs officer for the Idaho National Guard who acts as media liaison for the Bergdahl family, joins us on the program to discuss how the town is responding and the family's hope.


Col. Timothy Marsano

Produced by:

Sally Bronston, Ally Harrison and Mythili Rao

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CSM Frank Ardita USA from Middleboro, MA

Middleboro Massachusetts Public schools are being approached this week requesting Christmas cards be sent to the White House for our brother and nation's son's return home. God!1 Please help get our BOWE home. Rolling Thunder Massachusetts will NEVER FORGET our POW/MIAs.
Command Sergeant Major (Retired)
Frank Ardita
Rolling Thunder, Chapter one Massachusetts

Dec. 10 2013 11:18 AM
Debbie ONeill

Contact: Stefanie O’Neill
Telephone: (208) 721-8884

One Million Cards for Bowe event launched Worldwide

Hailey, Idaho – As the only living American POW, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, approaches four and a half years in captivity, the residents of Bowe’s hometown have launched an international project to send one million Christmas cards to Bowe in care of the White House.

“This project has been designed to send a message to the White House, Congress, and Senate that we want Bowe Bergdahl home where he belongs”, said event co-host Stefanie O’Neill. “In the past, cards send to Bowe through various levels of government have been ‘returned to sender’; we are hoping that the Obama Administration will have the good sense to not only hear our message but to facilitate a way to get these cards to Bowe through the International Red Cross or other agencies.”

This event will have a very special celebrity spokesperson. Sarah Downs, the current Miss Idaho, will be helping get the message out to the World that cards are needed for Sgt. Bergdahl. “We are blessed to have this talented, beautiful, intelligent, and compassionate young women on board with us, representing Bowe’s home State of Idaho, in this massive endeavor”, said O’Neill.

"I feel so blessed to be able to spread the message that we have not forgotten Bowe Bergdahl. America should always take care of their own, especially those who put their lives on the line for our freedom,” said, Sarah Downs (Miss Idaho). “I know that every single letter will be a reminder to the White House of the importance of bringing Bowe home. He fought for us, and now it's time that we fight for him. With the help of not only Idahoans, but all Americans, we can make a difference for this hero."

For more information on this event, please contact Debbie O’Neill at (208) 450-9687 or Stefanie O’Neill at (208) 721-8884. You can also visit the Facebook Event Page by searching 1 Million Cards for Bowe or emailing for the link.

Nov. 16 2013 09:12 PM

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