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  • Bergdahl's hometown cancels celebration amid furor

    06/04/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 20 replies
    AP via yahoo ^ | 6/4/14 | By Brian Skoloff
    HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown abruptly canceled plans Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing concerns over its ability to handle the large crowds — both for and against the soldier — that were expected. The town of 8,000 has been swamped with hate mail and angry calls over Bergdahl, whose release after five years of Taliban captivity in Afghanistan has touched off a debate over whether the 28-year-old should get a hero's welcome or be punished a deserter.
  • Welcome celebration for POW Bowe Bergdahl CANCELLED ,Army commander calls a 'monstrous profanity'

    06/04/2014 3:26:58 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 4, 2014 | Ryan Parry I
    A public welcome home celebration featuring Grammy-winning singer Carole King in honor of freed POW Bowe Bergdahl in the tiny town of Hailey, Idaho was abruptly cancelled today. The official reason given was a concern for public safety, but MailOnline has learned that it was not the only reason the party was scrubbed. Today's decision follows a row that erupted in Hailey between Mayor Fritz Haemmerle and US Army Platoon Commander Jonathan Kennedy, who lives in Hailey. And Kennedy wasn't the only towns person who voiced disapproval of a celebration for the soldier under fire. Mayor Haemmerle wanted to throw...
  • Idaho Hometown of Newly Freed Soldier Cancels Planned Celebration (Confirmed)

    06/04/2014 1:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    WKZO ^ | 6/4/14
    The hometown of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has canceled a rally planned for later this month celebrating his release from five years of Taliban captivity, a municipal official told Reuters on Wednesday, amid allegations that he was a deserter.
  • Officials in Bergdahl's Hometown: "Stop the Hate"

    06/03/2014 4:16:20 PM PDT · by tellw · 139 replies
    NBC ^ | 3 June 2014 | BY HASANI GITTENS AND DIANE DUTHWEILER
    In Hailey, Idaho, the hometown of freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the joy at his release has turned for some into shock and fear — the fear of picking up the phone. That's because some town officials have been deluged with angry calls from people who think that Bergdahl is an Army deserter or traitor who doesn't deserve a hero's welcome.