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Ex-Taliban captive Sgt Bergdahl to return to active military duty
BBC ^ | July 14 2014 | BBC

Posted on 07/15/2014 8:36:06 AM PDT by PoloSec

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl is set to return to active military duty at the end of his reintegration process following years of captivity in Afghanistan.

The soldier, who was held for five years by the Taliban, will take an administrative job on a Texas base.

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The army is investigating the circumstances of his capture, including whether he intended to desert.

He will take a job "commensurate to his rank" at US Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and live in officer quarters there, a base official told the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan.

Colleagues in his "duty section" will offer support, the official said.

Sgt Bergdahl has yet to speak publicly regarding his ordeal since his release on 31 May.

-SNIP-

The US military has concluded he walked away from his base without authorization before his capture but has stopped short of accusing him of desertion.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; eddieslovik; jihadjoe; leavenworth

1 posted on 07/15/2014 8:36:07 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

A job commensurate with his rank - Commander of the Latrines!


2 posted on 07/15/2014 8:37:48 AM PDT by dvan (Send Them Home!)
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To: dvan

He won’t go home. He won’t go home, even though he has the supporting performances of his adopted-Muslim parents. He won’t go home because his townspeople suspect and know what he did and really is. That’s why he’s in the protective arms of Obama’s anti-military.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 8:40:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PoloSec

“The US military has concluded he walked away from his base without authorization before his capture but has stopped short of accusing him of desertion.”

dod john kerry help the military arrive at this bizarre impasse???


4 posted on 07/15/2014 8:40:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: PoloSec

This guy has not earned the right to be called Sgt. He deserted his post and then while he was in enemy hands, he received automatic promotions that he didn’t have to compete for. If the Army doesn’t pursue Military Justice against him, it will only be because of White House involvement. I hope the Army will stand up and do the right thing, but unfortunately, Obama is still the Commander in Chief and the Army has the duty to obey his orders.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 8:40:52 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: PoloSec

“The US military has concluded he walked away from his base without authorization before his capture but has stopped short of accusing him of desertion.”

Well, if it wasn’t desertion what was it?


6 posted on 07/15/2014 8:44:35 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Gaffer

Friendly fire in his future?


7 posted on 07/15/2014 8:45:03 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: PoloSec

There was a time when guys like this were either hung or shot.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: PoloSec

9 posted on 07/15/2014 8:49:18 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: lonestar

He knows what he did. His ‘new’ co-workers know what he did, too.

I don’t expect fragging or anything like that. But I don’t suspect he will make any new friends - unless they are of the ‘rainbow’ persuasion.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 8:50:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: dvan

Best to not put him in barracks.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 8:50:31 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: PoloSec

Army Regulation 630-10. I hereby notify The Inspector General of The United States Army that a standard is being violated in The United States Army concerning Bowe Bergdahl. The United States Army is treating Bowe Bergdahl in a manner that is inconsistent with their treatment of all other United States Soldiers. That standard is found in Army Regulation 630-10. You have been notified of this violation in a public forum and you are required by regulation and oath to investigate it. I request that you respond to me on this forum as is required by regulation and oath.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 9:00:02 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Gaffer

He’ll come out as gay and everything will be fine.

Target and General Mills will sponsor the cancelled hometown parade.

He’ll jump Ellen’s couch and be on Dancing with the Stars.

After that he’ll run for US Senator for Massachusetts and win after tossing his medals over the White House fence.

Keith Ellison will swear him in on a koran.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 9:03:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: PoloSec

wow,... and just 6 weeks ago he was close to death, and could no longer understand english so his father had to say an islamic prayer at the white house


14 posted on 07/15/2014 9:03:30 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: TurboZamboni

Unfortunately, many of your predictions will come true.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 9:06:42 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: elcid1970

Pillow biter


16 posted on 07/15/2014 9:07:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PoloSec

mooka booker ought be drug behind a Hum\vee from sea to shining sea


17 posted on 07/15/2014 9:08:30 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Mr. K

It’s amazing how quickly he’s recovered both physically and mentally.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT by surrey
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To: PoloSec


19 posted on 07/15/2014 9:11:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: dvan

Actually, Airman Will Stockdale (Andy Griffith) got that job a few years back in “No Time for Sergeants”

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/336307/No-Time-For-Sergeants-Movie-Clip-Permanent-Latrine-Orderly.html

Permanent Latrine Orderly is too good for Bergdahl...

One more note: Ralph Peters had some choice words about Bergdahl on FNC last night. He noted that Bergdahl’s MOS is infantry, so why is he at Fort Sam (a medical facility), instead of Fort Hood or Fort Bliss? Peters, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, believes if Bergdahl was sent to an infantry unit, he’d wind up back in the hospital, after a beating at the hands of his fellow soldiers. I can’t disagree.

Unfortunately, Bergdahl will (most likely) never be punished for his crimes. The investigation will be a whitewash, and Bergdahl will get an honorable discharge and full back pay. And, it wouldn’t surprise me if he winds up with a medical retirement and some sort of lifetime pension, plus all the other benefits.

Barry’s little Rose Garden reception for his parents ensured that Bergdahl will be treated with kid gloves.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 9:21:51 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: dvan

Officers quarters??? Isn’t he an E-5?


21 posted on 07/15/2014 9:41:33 AM PDT by small business owner
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Officers quarters??? Isn’t he an E-5?


I saw that and wondered why, same as you. Maybe they meant Non-commissioned officers quarters and got it wrong?
I think he should be in the barracks where all his ‘buddies’ can let him know what they think of deserters.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Gaffer
I don’t expect fragging or anything like that.

I kinda disagree. I do forsee a fragging in his future. Real US soldiers can't stand a deserter.

23 posted on 07/15/2014 9:57:27 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: PoloSec

Will the Army provide him firearms as they did Nidal Hasan?


24 posted on 07/15/2014 10:11:50 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: PoloSec

Put him on mine clearing detail.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 10:12:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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