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Inverness, Florida-- Representative Rich Nugent was back in Inverness Monday gathering signatures for a petition to rescue Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only known living Prisoner of War in Afghanistan.

Bergdahl is from Idaho and has no ties to Citrus County, but Rep. Nugent has three sons in the military, and is also on the House Armed Services Committee.

Pics: Locals join effort to bring Bergdahl back to the US

He says he is very passionate about getting Bergdahl home.

"This is just close to my heart. I would want someone fighting for my son if he was held in captivity," Nugent told 10 News. "So, we just want to keep the pressure on."

Congressman Nugent has agreed to receive the signed petitions collected to date, 5,000 and counting, and deliver them to Secretary of State John Kerry.

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