Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. sergeant who was held in Taliban captivity for nearly five years, was released into American custody on Saturday. Now, his parents are speaking out about their son's return.
"We've been working very, very hard for your release these past five years along with the whole of our government, even other governments and, most especially, Qatar, never losing hope in you or for you," Jani Bergdahl said to her son during a news conference in Boise, Idaho on Sunday.
Bergdahl's family still has not seen him yet, as he is currently receiving medical care overseas. "Give yourself all the time you need to recover," said Jani Bergdahl. "There is no hurry. You have your whole life ahead of you." Bob Bergdahl also spoke about his son, saying Bowe currently has difficulty speaking English following his captivity.
Watch the Bergdahls' tearful, heartfelt words below. --Meghan DeMaria