Skip to comments.How did 6 die after Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance?
Posted on 06/09/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT by mojito
...Interviews with soldiers familiar with the specific missions in which the six died suggest the charge is complicated -- but not without merit given how much the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment became focused on "PR" -- personnel recovery -- after Bergdahl vanished from his guard post on June 30, 2009.
"The fact of the matter is, when those soldiers were killed, they would not have been where they were at if Bergdahl had not have left," said former Sgt. Evan Buetow, Bergdahl's former team leader. "Bergdahl leaving changed the mission."
A U.S. official told CNN last week that Pentagon and Army officials have looked at the claims, and "right now there is no evidence to back that up."
The six men killed were in the 501st Infantry. All of them were killed in Paktika Province between August 18 and September 6, 2009, after the intense initial search for Bergdahl concluded but within the two- to three-month period when, by accounts from more than 20 members of the 501st, essentially every mission in the province had a PR component to it. One of those killed was from Comanche Company, two of those killed were in Bergdahl's Blackfoot Company, three were from Headquarters Company.
Here are the circumstances and details, gleaned from interviews with more than a dozen troops in the 501st, all of whom said they were motivated entirely by getting the truth out, regardless of the politics.
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Bergdahl deserted to the side that flew planes into our buildings killing 3000 innocent Americans. He deserves the worst.
Exactly, that Democrats and the American media can’t see that tells you how depraved they really are.
We’re now “post 9-11” according to the Left. The “bigoted” references to 9-11 are no longer allowed...
Were now post 9-11 according to the Left. The bigoted references to 9-11 are no longer allowed...
I agree with you. Mentioning 911 is just about considered hate speech now.
I don’t have a problem with going after deserters and traitors alike.
I just have a problem with trading high ranking Talaban and Al Qaeda officials for low ranking deserters at best.
We needed to go after and kill the terrorist not give them their leaders back.
Active Duty ping.
Details that refute the spin that these six did not die as a result of searching for Bergdahl. The fact is, in a situation like this, searching for a missing soldier is always either a specified or implied task in any mission order unless specifically stated otherwise.