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Bowe Bergdahl is back on American soil for the first time in years this morning. He was transferred from Germany to to the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas in the early hours of Friday.

After almost five years as a prisoner of the Taliban, Bergdahl is now entering the next phase of his reintegration, according to NBC News correspondent Jay Gray.

Bob and Jani Bergdahl are also reported to be in San Antonio, hoping for a chance to see their son for the first time in five years.

If that reunion does happen today, Gray said, doctors will likely limit the parents' stay to ten or 15 minutes.

Doctors are saying even if that's the case, it will be very controlled and very limited, he said. This is a difficult process in part because of what he's been through, obviously: Five years in captivity, a lot of that in isolation and solitary confinement, and then there was also some physical torture that has been reported as being a result of his being held as a prisoner of war.

Despite controversy surrounding the trade of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for Bergdahl and increasing scrutiny into how he ended up a prisoner of the Taliban, Gray said he did not expect to see throngs of protesters or supporters outside Brooke Army Medical Center.

This is an Army post, so it would be difficult for anybody on either side of the issue to spend much time out here, he said.

Bergdahl could receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay for the time he spent as a prisoner. But Gray said that will likely depend on the outcome of a military investigation as officials try to determine whether he intended to desert when he left his post.

The circumstances around how that happened may end up playing a role in whether he receives those additional funds, Gray said.

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