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Former Afghanistan POW Bergdahl discharged from hospital: Army
Reuters ^ | June 22, 2014 | by Jonathan Kaminsky

Posted on 06/22/2014 5:09:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released last month, has been discharged from a military hospital in Texas and will continue treatment as an outpatient, the Army said Sunday.

Bergdahl was transferred from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, to the nearby Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, said Army spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Carol McClelland.

"It’s a sign of progression, showing he's no longer a patient of a hospital," McClelland said.

Bergdahl's next phase of recovery, during which he'll continue to get medical care and undergo psychological treatment tailored for soldiers who have spent time in captivity, could last anywhere from a few days to a month, McClelland said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; deserter; gitmo; taliban

1 posted on 06/22/2014 5:09:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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“The Army statement Sunday said Bergdahl is receiving counseling from “Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape” psychologists” to “continue to ensure he progresses to the point where he can return to duty.”

The Army said specifics of Bergdahl’s location would not be made public.”


2 posted on 06/22/2014 5:13:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

POW?


3 posted on 06/22/2014 5:13:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Prisoner of War? How about collaborator...?


4 posted on 06/22/2014 5:15:31 PM PDT by freebilly (How about this-- we stop trying to elect the unelectable)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Interesting. So desertion and collaborating with the enemy that resulted in the multiple deaths of US vets is now considered a mental illness.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 5:16:07 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is he on the VA’s waiting list?


6 posted on 06/22/2014 5:17:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yeah, number one on the list.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 5:19:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only a matter of time before he hits a bar/restaurant and is recognized by a vet(s)/Marines, and when that happens, I would not want to be him.


8 posted on 06/22/2014 5:22:32 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

amazing recovery for someone who was supposedly knocking on deaths door


9 posted on 06/22/2014 5:25:09 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Three reasons Bergdahl was not a POW: Number 1, he was not captured; Number 2, he deserted; Number 3, he was not being held by the Taliban, not an army.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 5:40:44 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: digger48

A miracle, don’t you think?


11 posted on 06/22/2014 5:41:53 PM PDT by shelterguy
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So desertion and collaborating with the enemy that resulted in the multiple deaths of US vets is now considered a mental illness.

It is if the Obamanation is your CiC.

12 posted on 06/22/2014 5:42:04 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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“....The Army said specifics of Bergdahl’s location would not be made public.” “

What is in darkness will be shouted from the rooftops!!

Texas citizens, be watchful.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 5:43:28 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“..... return to duty.” “

WHAT???!!!!!!!!?????

No court martial for DESERTION???!!!???


14 posted on 06/22/2014 5:45:40 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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Just took a little vacation


15 posted on 06/22/2014 5:49:48 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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GrandJediMasterYoda wrote:

“Only a matter of time before he hits a bar/restaurant and is recognized by a vet(s)/Marines,and when that happens,I would not want to be him.”

Especially in Texas.

We take our military service seriously.

Deserters are persona non grata here. To put it mildly.


16 posted on 06/22/2014 5:49:51 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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morphing libertarian wrote:

“Just took a little vacation”

Aargh, need sarcasm tag!!!!

See post #16.


17 posted on 06/22/2014 5:51:35 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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I don’t think there is any way this guy is going to ever return to duty. They will figure some way to cashier him out without a court martial.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 5:54:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
duty? in Leavenworth???
19 posted on 06/22/2014 5:54:24 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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And some brave Texan will kick his ass.....


20 posted on 06/22/2014 6:22:16 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

When OJ gets out, he and Bergdahl and baby-killer Casey Anthony can do speaking tours.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 6:39:10 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: WildHighlander57

That’s the way the hero of Benghazi is playing it


22 posted on 06/22/2014 6:56:16 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think it would be a real laugh if the traitor deserts again.


23 posted on 06/22/2014 7:33:42 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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That’s very comforting to hear that he’s doing well.

I hope that his mom taught him how to knit, so he can spend some time knitting his very own Muslim bomb belt, to prepare him for re-entering the US population!


24 posted on 06/22/2014 7:54:41 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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WOW...what a fast recovery for someone who was close to death a month ago...

He will walk FREE...no one goes after obama for real, they are all afraid of him. UNBELIEVABLE


25 posted on 06/22/2014 9:07:07 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Once again, life imitates art.


26 posted on 06/22/2014 9:33:34 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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