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Freed GI returning to U.S., but won't receive promotion

Posted: June 13, 2014 at 4:59 a.m.

In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday. The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been publicly announced, declined to provide details. Officials had previously said the intention was for Bergdahl to be reunited with his family at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, is returning today to the United States, but he will not receive the promotion that would have been automatic had he still been held prisoner.

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