Ft. Richardson Soldier Shown in Recently Released Taliban Video

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson spokesmen had no comment Thursday regarding the plight of Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, the Ft. Richardson based soldier now being held by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Bergdahl, 24, from Haily, Idaho, was spotted in a video released recently by the Taliban.  Bergdahl has been held for the past 18 months.

He is a member of the First Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry division at Joint base Elmendorf Richardson.

Bergdahl disappeared in June of last year, from Paktika Provence in eastern Pakistan.

The most recent video is the fourth in which he has appeared, although authorities do not know when it was filmed.

The latest video appeared on the website of the Afghan Taliban on Dec. 2.

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