The father of Hailey-native Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been missing since his 2009 capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan, says he has received a letter from his son, with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
KTVB-TV reports that Bob Bergdahl said the letter was "scripted and redacted" but that his son "was no-doubt alive and his faculties fully functioning as of two months ago."
A family friend, Dwight Murphy of Boise Valley POW/MIA, told KTVB that he was given the all-clear by Bob Bergdahl to go public with the news of the letter.
"Bob wouldn't be sending this out to me and letting me know that Bowe wrote if he didn't know for sure," Murphy told KTVB. "It is definitely from Bowe."
Meanwhile, a series of events are scheduled for Saturday, June 22, in Hailey, as part of Bring Bowe Back Day, the fourth anniversary of the soldier's capture.