Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl promotion
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 16, 2011) -- The Army announced today that it has promoted a Soldier listed as Missing-Captured on June 30, 2009, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, to the rank of sergeant.

Newly promoted Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 25, was declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) on July 1, 2009 and his status was changed to "Missing-Captured" on July 3, 2009.

He is assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

This is Bergdahl's second promotion since he was listed as Missing-Captured. He was promoted to specialist June 12, 2010.

For more information on the Soldier, media may contact U.S. Army personnel at (208) 422-5268.

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