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Memorial Day 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery - POW Bowe Bergdahl is Still Alive, After 4 Years!

Our Service Men and Woman are putting their lives on the line every day for US, ‘We should never leave anyone behind”!

Arlington National Cemetery
Photo and video by Patrick Hughes

(ARLINGTON, VA) - It was a beautiful bright sunny Memorial Day at Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery where many family members, loved ones and friends paid there respects to their fallen heroes. Again this year our President and the new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel stopped bye to visit with the families.

Once again I asked our President Barack Obama if POW Bowe Bergdahl was still alive and he answered “We are still working on it, there is nothing we think is more important, it's a priority”. Then I asked the same question of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his response was “I committed to them ( Bob & Jani Bergdahl ) and we are doing actively working on that right now”. Is he still alive today? “Well, we have every indication he is”. “We are going to do everything we can”.

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho was captured by the Taliban in Paktika Providence, Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. He was moved into the Tribal Region of Pakistan soon after. Bowe Bergdahl is still alive, he is being held captive and, if he were not considered of value by the Taliban, he would have been executed.

The President or the Secretary-of-State are the only ones that can make the decision and order the appropriate action be taken. Since we are now out of Iraq and very soon our troops will be leaving Afghanistan we should be writing letters to our Senators and Congressman demanding that action be taken to bring Bowe Bergdahl home now!

Our Service Men and Woman are putting their lives on the line every day for US, ‘We should never leave anyone behind”!

Patrick J. Hughes U.S.M.C. ChuLai 67-68
Rolling Thunder Inc. National Photographer

www.patrickjhughes.org
YouTube: mag12chulai

Patrick J. Hughes served proudly in the United States Marine Corps from July 1966 through July 1968 and in the Republic of South Vietnam from January 1967 through February 1968 with Marine Air Group 12. 

Patrick is affiliated with Rolling Thunder® Inc. National, Marine Corps League Upper Darby Detachment #884, MODD, Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, American Legion, and Bikers Against Child Abuse.

What Patrick does best, is building a photo story. He’s not interested in just snapping photographs, he wants to build a story that no one will forget. And in building this story, well that’s when Patrick really gets to work. Taking what started as an idea, Patrick skillfully crafts what he has captured in the camera into a one-of-a-kind visual creation that grabs hold of your imagination in a truly remarkable way. Telling stories, that’s what Patrick does best.  www.patrickjhughes.org

One of his favorite quotes, “The Army has Army officers and soldiers, the Navy has naval officers and sailors, the Air Force has Air Force officers and airmen – but the Marines have only ''MARINES.'' - Gen. William Thornson, US Army, 1956

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Raymond Melninkaitis May 29, 2013 3:09 pm (Pacific time)

As we remember those that fell in battle, we should also remember those that died because of it. The Agent Orange legacy continues. Support HR 543!

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