Robert Bergdahl, Bowe’s father, posts a YouTube video in which he asks the Pakistan forces to work towards his son’s release. He then thanks them for all efforts made thus far.
I address the Pakistani armed forces. Our family is counting on your professional integrity and honour to secure the safe return of our son. And we thank you.
To Bowe he concludes:
We have been quiet in public but we have not been quiet behind the scenes. Continue to be patient and kind to those around you. You are not forgotten.