Bergdahl’s Condition Continues to Improve, DOD Official Says

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s condition is stable and improving each day, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters today.

Army Col. Steve Warren said the sergeant, who was handed over to U.S. troops May 31 after five years in enemy hands, has not yet spoken with his family.

“Speaking with the family is part of Phase 2 integration, Warren said. “This decision to speak with the family is a decision the returnee has to make when he is emotionally in the right place to make this phone call.”

It is different for each returnee, the colonel said.

Warren did not comment on the sergeant’s treatment or on his activities while he is healing at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany. “The Phase 2 process simply takes as long as it takes,” Warren said. “Every Phase 2 reintegration is different. There is no set timeline.”

The colonel did not speculate on when the sergeant would enter Phase 3 of his treatment, which will be in San Antonio.

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service


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