SAN ANTONIO (June 13, 2014) Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived early Friday morning at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio after a flight from Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where he was initially hospitalized after he was freed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
He’s expected to be reunited with his family.
Col. Tim Marsano said in a statement emailed Friday that Bob and Jani Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, don't plan to make any travel plans public and are asking for privacy as they concentrate on their son's reintegration.
Bergdahl spent five years as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
He was captured in June 2009 after walking away from his base in Afghanistan.
He was released by the Taliban on May 31 in a deal struck by the Obama administration in which five Taliban officials were released from detention.
The release and questions about why Bergdahl wandered off have sparked controversy.
“Following Sgt. Bergdahl's reintegration, the Army will continue its comprehensive review into the circumstances of his disappearance and captivity,” the Army said in a brief statement Friday.