(AP) A senior defense official says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has called the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
The official says Hagel wished the family well and told them the Defense Department will continue to support the soldier's medical care and the process known as reintegration.
Also, Hagel told reporters that the rush to judgment about Bergdahl is "unfair" to his family.
Bergdahl is believed to have walked away from his unit in June 2009, and the Taliban captured him.
He was released Saturday in exchange for five top Taliban officials in U.S. custody.