Many fear retaliation for captured Idaho soldier

Many fear retaliation for captured Idaho soldier »Play Video
HAILEY, Idaho - It's been almost two years since Specialist Bowe Bergdahl was captured in Afghanistan. Many fear retaliation from the Taliban after bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces, but still close friends say he will return home.

"That's the only way you can feel, that he's coming home," said Steve Fairbrother, a close family friend.

The memory of him in Hailey is everywhere. From yellow ribbons, to pictures, to the banners on the cafe he used to work at.

"He's one of ours. I mean I've known him since he was a little kid and his family. I hate to think what they're going through and what he's going through over there," said Fairbrother.

The Taliban captured Bergdahl in June 2009. Since then he has appeared in four videos, but the problem is we don't know when they were taped.
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The latest video was released by the Taliban in December..

Signs still hang in the windows of a cafe waiting for Bergdahl to come home, but people say the lingering thought of when and if is the hardest part.

"I consider those people to be crazy, so how could you predict what they're going to do," Fairbrother said.

He believes either way it will take some time for his return.

"Took us a while to get in there, it's going to take us a while to get out and I don't think he's coming home till we get out of Afghanistan."

Until then, ribbons wrapped around trees in Hailey serve as a reminder and although they've faded, people in this tight knit community said their memories of Bowe never will.

Bergdahl is the only know U.S. soldier held in captivity today.