Friends and family are calling for the return of the only known U.S. prisoner of war.
Bowe Bergdahl ,27, was captured by Taliban forces in Afghanistan in 2009. An event was held Saturday in Twin Falls, Idaho, to raise awareness of Bergdahl's situation.
"It's time for us to bring Bowe home, and we're trying to gather the people up and let them know that we've got to get involved because this could be our son. This could be our dad, our daughter," Bob Jackson, of the Twin Falls VFW, told HLN affiliate KMVT. "We really need everyone's help to help bring Bowe home once and for all."
Since his capture, four videos of the Hailey, Idaho, soldier have been released, the last being in 2011. Bergdahl's family said in June that they have received a letter from the captive soldier. His father mentioned getting the letter in an email exchange with Dwight Murphy, spokesman for the local POW/MIA group in Boise Valley, Idaho.
Bergdahl's father did not say when he received the letter, but Murphy copied and pasted the exchange with the father on his Facebook page after receiving his permission to do so.
"He was scripted and redacted but he was no doubt alive and his faculties fully functioning as of two months ago," Bergdahl's father said in the email exchange.
There have been talks of a possible prisoner swap. The U.S. has proposed sending five Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Bergdahl's release. Under U.S. law, Congress must be consulted before any detainees are transferred from Guantanamo.