updated 5:25 p.m. CT, Sun., July 19, 2009
HAILEY, Idaho - Friends and family of an Idaho soldier who was captured in Afghanistan prayed for his safe return Sunday, shaken by the image of the frightened young private in a Taliban video posted online.
Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, was serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment earlier this month when he vanished, just five months after arriving in Afghanistan. He was serving at a base near the border with Pakistan in an area known to be a Taliban stronghold.
God, Please help PFC Bowe Bergdahl though this horrible time and keep him safe and return him to his family and our Country. Please keep him from harm and bring peace to his family until his return Amen!