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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 518-11
June 16, 2011

Army Promotes Missing-Captured Soldier

            The Army announced today the promotion of a soldier listed as Missing-Captured while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom to the rank of sergeant effective June 12, 2011.

            Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 25, is assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

            This is Bergdahl’s second promotion since he was listed as Missing-Captured on June 30, 2009.  He was promoted to the rank of specialist on June 12, 2010.

            For more information on the soldier, media may contact Col. Timothy Marsano at 208-422-5268.

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