(►UPDATED◄) Moving Photos of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Parents with President Obama
“We just can’t communicate the words this morning when we heard from the President,” said Bob Bergdahl, who has grown a long beard.
“Today, we are ecstatic!” the couple said. “We were so joyful and relieved when President Obama called us today to give us the news that Bowe is finally coming home! We cannot wait to wrap our arms around our only son,” the parents said.
“His mother was crying when she answered the phone — and just very excited,” said, Sherry Horton, a friend and former roommate of Bergdahl.
After the couple’s brief remarks, they thanked Obama, and Jani Bergdahl and Obama exchanged a hug and a kiss.