Captured U.S. soldier's letter revives family's hopes
June 6th, 2013
03:58 AM ET

Captured U.S. soldier's letter revives family's hopes

By Cristy Lenz

(CNN) - The family of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier captured by the Taliban in 2009, received a letter from him recently - reviving their hopes that the 27-year-old army sergeant is still alive.

Bergdahl's father mentioned receiving the letter in an e-mail exchange with Dwight Murphy, the spokesman for the local POW/MIA group in Boise Valley, Idaho.

"We have received a letter from Bowe through the Red Cross!" the father says in the exchange. "He was scripted and redacted but he was no doubt alive and his faculties fully functioning as of two months ago."

He did not say when he got the letter, but Murphy copied and pasted the exchange with the father on his Facebook page after receiving his permission to do so.

The father's letter goes on say, "They are being very careful with him. He is still highly valued at high levels.

"Guantanamo, drones and politics in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Washington are still the big issues."

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