Skip to comments.Bowe Bergdahl’s Roommate: Court-Martial Him for Desertion
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 prisoners decision to walk off his post the ultimate betrayal.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahls actions in Afghanistan constituted the ultimate betrayaland 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 Bergdahls 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 didnt hold back on his apparent disdain for Bergdahl, striking at the former prisoners integrity. The military creed should be leave no honorable man behind, Full said, implying that Bergdahl didnt fit the bill and shouldnt 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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That was a rhetorical question I assume? ;)
Reporters don’t know shotguns from rifles, but are PROUD of their ignorance of “evil” subjects like guns or the military.
I am sure the Obungler will order the IRS to audit him.
Yeah, well. What does he know?
The brilliant minds back in Washington are much more aware of the facts of this situation.
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.
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.
It usually takes about 20 years in to retire from the service.
The whole ‘put your 20 in’ thing seems a far cry from one or two up.
There are ways to retire from a disability prior to 20 years in but it has to be pretty serious.
I would say he is more than likely medically retired.
I can see a disability retirement but beyond that it gets fuzzy.
Or he just ETS’d and the reporter doesn’t know $#*+ from Shinola...
I think the odds are pretty good that they’re going to say he was on a secret mission.
checking to see what the Army has to say on the matter, i guess they doesn’t either... same thing, different guy
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maybe that’s just what they call separation now days
Only 20 years to make it to E-4. He must have been an outstanding soldier.
Look at #15. Looks like a disability retirement.
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.
Bowe was just on a sabbatical.
Sucking up the benefits at that PTSD trough?
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