Four Years

On June 30, 2009, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 27, of Hailey, Idaho, disappeared from his base in southeastern Afghanistan.

That was four years ago yesterday.

If you haven’t heard about Bowe Bergdahl, you’re not alone. That seems to be changing and that’s a good thing.

The commander of the U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, issued a statement about Bergdahl saying, “Four years later, we are still waiting for Sgt. Bergdahl’s safe return, and it is my sincere hope that the wait will soon come to an end. To Sgt. Bergdahl’s family, I want to say that we know you have not given up hope, and neither have we.”

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Caught My Eye…

Here we are almost at the official end of summer. I only hope the cold weather can hold off a little longer so my tomatoes will ripen! Have a great time this Labor Day weekend and remember, if you drink don’t drive! I want you back next week to read The Western Word.

In this week’s edition I take a quick look at some of the stories that “Caught My Eye” that I did not have time to write about this week. Enjoy!

POW/MIA bracelet:

Get your tissues out; this is a very touching story about a POW/MIA bracelet being returned to a family. We must never forget those who did not return.

Number 24:

No, NASCAR fans, I am not going to write about Jeff Gordon (NASCAR #24), but about Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) being ranked #24 in the House and Senate. Not in seniority, but in riches. The Hill’s annual look at the 50 wealthiest members of Congress was released this week and Rehberg is estimated to be worth $10.9 million. Continue reading