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Released Taliban Captive Sgt. Bergdahl Arrives in San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Pentagon said Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who's been recovering in Germany after being released as a Taliban prisoner, is back in the United States.

Pentagon spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Bergdahl arrived early Friday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio on a flight from Ramstein Air Base.

His family is expected to be there to greet him.

Bergdahl was captured in Afghanistan in June 2009 and released by the Taliban on May 31 through a deal between the Obama administration which included the release of five Taliban officials detained at Guantanamo Bay.

Kirby said while at Brooke Army Medical Center, Bergdahl will continue his next phase of his reintegration process. He said there is no timeline for the process, and their focus is on his health and well-being.

No media will be allowed to visit with Bergdahl while he is at the military hospital. It's the third stage of his reintegration program after spending five years as a Taliban prisoner.

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