US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was the only remaining US soldier captured in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials said.
Bergdahl, who was held for nearly five years by the Taliban, has been released and is now in US custody.
"It is our ethos that we never leave a fallen comrade. Today we have back in our ranks the only remaining captured soldier from our conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Welcome home SGT Bowe Bergdahl," US Army General Martin E. Dempsey said in a statement.
More top news
School fees, pricey private medical care and the fear of interest rate rises mean even those on £200,000 are feeling the pinch.
Overnight it will be cooler and fresher but most places will stay dry with a nippy start to Sunday.
X Factor contestant Raign seems to impress the Wembley audience with her own song even though Cheryl finds her "really annoying".