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Letter: Still missing in Afghanistan

Tomorrow is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Over the past years this day has gone unrecognized by the media. The reason for that could be discussed at great length.

For those American servicemen and women who were captured and returned, we can only be thankful beyond words. Prayers were answered. For those who died in captivity, blessings to them and their families. The only way we can say we are thankful for your sacrifice is to live our lives by doing everything we can on behalf of those who may find themselves in the same situation today or in the future while serving in our name.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a POW in Afghanistan, captured in June 2009. All evidence shows he is still alive, even though the Haqqain tribe holding him was hit by three drone attacks just a couple of weeks ago and leaders of that tribe were killed. Is everything being done to bring him home alive? I guess that’s where the words faith, trust, truth, responsibility and accountability come in.

If Bergdahl was your son would you have confidence that everything was being done? Would you have faith and trust in the Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office that is under investigation for failing to have done its job for at least the past 25 years? Would you believe everything you were told read or heard about Bergdahl or what was being done on his behalf? Do you believe any department in Washington or Congress would be responsible or accountable in dealing with this issue?



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