Skip to comments.Bergdahl appeared to lay groundwork for his disappearance in Afghanistan, squad mates say
Posted on 05/29/2015 9:28:48 AM PDT by jazusamo
Good video at link about squad mates having to sign non-disclosure statements.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl slept on his bed frame, and then the concrete floor, collected contact information, and talked about becoming a mercenary in what his squad mates now describe as behavior that laid the groundwork for his disappearance in Afghanistan nearly six years ago.
"I asked him, 'Why are you sleeping on the frame of your bed?'" former Sgt. Matt Vierkant recalled in a recent interview with Fox News. "I was like well, that's weird. And then I remember coming back -- I dont know if it was a week later, a couple days, and he had quit doing that and now he was just sleeping on concrete floor, which didn't make sense to me, but now, in hindsight being 20-20, makes me wonder if he was training to live like that."
Fox News has spoken to five of Bergdahl's former squad mates with first-hand knowledge of events leading up to his capture by the Taliban after he disappeared on June 30, 2009.
While it has been widely reported Bergdahl sent his computer home, the men shed new light on other events that suggest it was not a spur-of-the-moment decision for Bergdahl to walk off base.
Bergdahl asked one of his squad mates for contact information, including a phone number and email, a gesture usually reserved for the end of deployments. He also talked at length about becoming a mercenary and wondered out loud if he could walk to India, some 1000 miles away.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
He was on a solo classified mission to infiltrate the enemy.
(or something like that) I should write for Salon.
That’s what Salon would write. :)
Congress needs to haul Admiral Mullin in for some “on the record” testimony. The succession of worthless POS in the Joint Chiefs should be thoroughly investigated. These men are likely traitors to this country.
these perfumed princes are all about kissing arse, not protecting the lives of servicemen and protecting our country...
I agree and respect retired Maj Gen Bob Scales, he says like it is and when he condemns this non-disclosure I know it stinks.
That is why Obama honored him in the Rose Garden.
One traitor honoring another.
They knew from the gitgo he was a traitor sympathizer. Obama knew.
Amen on both traitors.
“these perfumed princes are all about kissing arse, not protecting the lives of servicemen and protecting our country...”
We would never have prevailed in WWII with men like this as our military leaders. I met Admiral Nimitz once, it was an honor to be in his presence.
I regard Chester Nimitz as one of the greatest men this country has ever produced.
And if we only knew the successes he actually had, but of course, they are all classified.
Just heard over Fox news that Bergdahl has now been charged with stalking a female here either on Ft. Sam Houston, Texas or in San Antonio, Texas. No other details. What a gem Obama was able to exchange 5 Taliban for.
Obviously you do NOT “appreciate my service” seeing that I was both enlisted and commissioned during my 20 years.
But don’t worry, I’m glad I put myself out there so you can be free to say what you want.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.