Bergdahl is reportedly set to return to Army life

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is set to start regular active duty in Texas following his return from captivity in Afghanistan. (Reuters)

As soon as Monday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to return to duty in the U.S. Army, the New York Times reported Sunday night. The paper quoted unnamed Defense Department officials.

About six weeks ago, Bergdahl was released after five years as a Taliban prisoner in exchange for five Taliban detainees. He has reportedly completed his therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio.

He is set to begin working at the Army North headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, the Times said, where he will live in barracks and have a couple of other soldiers help him readjust. It’s all part of the reintegration phase into the Army, officials told the Times.

During outpatient therapy at the hospital, Bergdahl continued to participate in debriefings about his time in Taliban captivity.

A Pentagon spokesman did not confirm or deny the story but told The Washington Post that no statement has been issued on Bergdahl.


Lindsey Bever is a national news reporter for The Washington Post. She writes for the Morning Mix news blog. Tweet her: @lindseybever
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