Beginning with the breaking news overnight, Bowe bergdahl, back on American soil, at a military hospital in San Antonio, Texas. And ABC's Alex Perez is there. Good morning, Alex. Good morning, robin.... See More
Beginning with the breaking news overnight, Bowe bergdahl, back on American soil, at a military hospital in San Antonio, Texas. And ABC's Alex Perez is there. Good morning, Alex. Good morning, robin. He's been on the ground here at the medical center, since about 3:30 this morning. His return here is an important step forward, as he works to begin and undo five years of captivity. Arriving in the middle of the night, bergdahl landed in San Antonio, and was brought directly to brook army medical center. At this facility, bergdahl will undergo more medical tests. And officials will work to get critical information from him. He's now in the middle of a three-stage reintegration process. The first, his initial recovery. Stage two, decompression. And the final stage, home base. When readied bergdahl would begin the process of returning to his family and Normal life. I'm proud. Reporter: Officials say bergdahl still hasn't spoken with his family. He spent the last 11 days at a military hospital in Germany, where he told staff his captors kept him in a cage in the dark for weeks at a time. "The daily beast" publishing two letters, with several words spelled incorrectly, that bergdahl wrote while in captivity. Saying bergdahl seemed to blame the military. Have you ever seen -- Reporter: Defense secretary, chuck Hagel, taking heat for not bringing him home sooner. This isn't just about a physical situation, congressman. This guy was held for almost five years, in god knows what kind of conditions. Reporter: And officials say now that bergdahl is free, he will not receive an automatic promotion that he was expected to get later this month, if he were in captivity. As for his time here at the medical center, officials say there is no timeline. He will stay here, continuing his recovery, as long as it takes.
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