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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 526-09
July 19, 2009

DoD Announces Soldier Status as Missing-Captured

            The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a soldier listed as Missing-Captured on July 3 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, of Ketchum, Idaho, was declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) on July 1 and his status was changed  to "Missing-Captured” on July 3.
 
            Pfc. Bergdahl is a member of 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

            For more information on the soldier, media may contact Lt. Col. Timothy Marsano at (208) 422-5268 or the Fort Richardson public affairs office at (907) 240-3126 or (907) 384-2072.

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