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Released soldier's parents appear with Obama

Sunday - 6/1/2014, 10:18pm  ET

President Barack Obama walks with Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl, right, to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Saturday, May 31, 2014, after speaking about the release of their son, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl, 28, had been held prisoner by the Taliban since June 30, 2009. He was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees held by the United States. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The father of the lone U.S. soldier held in Afghanistan, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, says the nature of his son's recovery will never really be comprehended.

Bob Bergdahl stood with his wife, Jani, and President Barack Obama in the White House Rose Garden on Saturday and thanked everyone in the U.S. and around the world involved in his son's release after five years' captivity.

Said Bergdahl, quote, "We just can't communicate the words this morning when we heard from the president."

Jani Bergdahl said she and her husband will, quote, "continue to stay strong for Bowe while he recovers."

The Taliban released Bowe Bergdahl to the U.S. in exchange for five detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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