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Bowe Bergdahl’s Roommate: Court-Martial Him for Desertion
The Daily Beast ^ | January 18, 2014 | Tim Mak

Posted on 06/18/2014 4:52:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

At a tense congressional hearing, retired Army Spc. Cody Full called the former Taliban prisoner’s decision to walk off his post ‘the ultimate betrayal.’

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s actions in Afghanistan constituted the “ultimate betrayal”—and he deserves to be charged with desertion, his former Army roommate told a charged congressional panel Wednesday.

“Bowe Bergdahl needs to be charged with desertion,” said retired Spc. Cody Full, who served in Bergdahl’s unit, listing off a series of violations he said the sergeant should be investigated for. “Countless people looked for him when he went missing, putting their own lives on the line for him…Knowing that someone you needed to trust deserted you in war and did so on his own free will is the ultimate betrayal.”

Full didn’t hold back on his apparent disdain for Bergdahl, striking at the former prisoner’s integrity. The military creed should be “leave no honorable man behind,” Full said, implying that Bergdahl didn’t fit the bill and shouldn’t have been rescued by U.S. special forces after walking off his post in 2009 and being captured by the Taliban....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; army; bergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; kenyanbornmuzzie; military
A "retired" E-4? So modern-day journalists know absolutely NOTHING about the military?
1 posted on 06/18/2014 4:52:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That was a rhetorical question I assume? ;)


2 posted on 06/18/2014 4:55:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reporters don’t know shotguns from rifles, but are PROUD of their ignorance of “evil” subjects like guns or the military.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 4:56:06 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Full didn’t hold back on his apparent disdain for Bergdahl, striking at the former prisoner’s integrity.

I am sure the Obungler will order the IRS to audit him.

4 posted on 06/18/2014 4:57:36 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling to Liberals: When the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will envelop you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, well. What does he know?

The brilliant minds back in Washington are much more aware of the facts of this situation.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 4:58:06 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Very few E-4s retire from their respective services, as the rules usually call for one being an E-6 to retire. There are limited exceptions to that, but I doubt that this is one of those.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 4:58:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems weird that it could be considered a retirement. There would be lots of retired workers by that definition. I always understood military retirement to be something greater than two enlistments. Not sure why but that always stuck with me. I think it was the idea was anything over two enlistments was a career and under was simply ‘two enlistments.”

Not to in any way minimize two enlistments.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

It usually takes about 20 years in to retire from the service.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 5:04:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The whole ‘put your 20 in’ thing seems a far cry from one or two up.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 5:05:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

There are ways to retire from a disability prior to 20 years in but it has to be pretty serious.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 5:06:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would say he is more than likely medically retired.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 5:13:25 PM PDT by silverkor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can see a disability retirement but beyond that it gets fuzzy.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 5:13:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: silverkor

Or he just ETS’d and the reporter doesn’t know $#*+ from Shinola...


13 posted on 06/18/2014 5:15:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: Steely Tom

I think the odds are pretty good that they’re going to say he was on a secret mission.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 5:17:30 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

checking to see what the Army has to say on the matter, i guess they doesn’t either... same thing, different guy

The AW2 Blog | Tag Archive | Retired SPC Matthew Ransom

http://aw2.armylive.dodlive.mil/tag/retired-spc-matthew-ransom/

maybe that’s just what they call separation now days


15 posted on 06/18/2014 5:22:27 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only 20 years to make it to E-4. He must have been an outstanding soldier.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 5:24:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Look at #15. Looks like a disability retirement.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 5:27:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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"A "retired" E-4? So modern-day journalists know absolutely NOTHING about the military?"

Off topic and my apologies.

When I was in the Army in the mid-70's, we had a guy in our company who was a hard stripe E-5 buck sergeant with 17 years time in service. He was of Iroquois heritage and went wild when he drank too much. Don't know if he got to retire but I made E-5 in 3 years and often wondered why he couldn't advance after all that time.

Just kidding. I knew.

18 posted on 06/18/2014 5:34:01 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bowe was just on a sabbatical.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 5:43:32 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sucking up the benefits at that PTSD trough?


20 posted on 06/18/2014 6:21:09 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

I’m not going to second guess him. What did Barry & Michelle do for all the benefits they receive?


21 posted on 06/18/2014 6:23:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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