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Bergdahl's Health Improving Daily

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon spokesman says former military captive Bowe Bergdahl's health is improving daily, and he is resting more comfortably and becoming more involved in a treatment plan designed to ease his return to the U.S.

The spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, said there is no date set for Bergdahl to make his first phone call to his family in Idaho or to be transferred from a U.S. military hospital in Germany to an Army hospital in Texas.

Bergdahl is an Army sergeant who was released Saturday in Afghanistan by his Taliban captors after five years.

Warren said Bergdahl is conversing with staff at the Landstuhl medical center in Germany, but he declined to reveal specifics about Bergdahl's medical condition or what he has said or done since regaining freedom.

A celebration in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown has been cancelled in the wake of controversy over how he ended up as a Taliban prisoner.  Organizers in Hailey, ID say the town doesn't have the infrastructure to support the mass amount of people who might turn up for the event.  They also said they were bombarded with hateful calls from people who don't believe Sgt. Bergdahl should be honored as a hero.

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