The former pastor of the parents of a US soldier released from Taliban captivity after nearly five years says they have been "really hurt" by claims that he was a traitor and the outpouring of anger towards their family.
Pastor Phil Proctor of Sterling Presbyterian Church in Sterling, Virginia, said Bob and Jani Bergdahl were surprised by interviews they had seen with former platoon mates of their son Bowe.
Proctor said the Bergdahls, who live in Idaho, have yet to speak to their son, who is currently recovering at a military hospital in Germany.
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