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BOISE, Idaho. - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter reminded Idaho in his State of the State speech that one resident is far from home, in enemy hands.
     
Bowe Bergdahl, a 23-year-old U.S. Army private from Hailey, Idaho, was captured in June in Afghanistan and is being held by the Taliban.
     
Otter told the state House and the Senate, "Please join me as well in praying for the freedom and safe return to his Idaho family."
     
The governor added, "We are united in our outrage at his abduction."
     
The Taliban released a video of Bergdahl on Christmas, showing him apparently healthy but spouting criticism about the U.S. military operation.
     
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