Justice may finally be served regarding Bowe Bergdhal’s desertion.
Bergdhal purposely left his post in Afghanistan back in 2009 which caused his fellow soldiers to risk their lives searching for him. Deserting your post in the military is grounds for permanent leave of duty but the judge over seeing this case has decided to up the ante by allowing him to be charged with endangering comrades which holds a life sentence if convicted.
One of the most horrific things about the Bowe Bergdahl case was the effect his alleged desertion had on those he left behind.
Now a judge has just made a ruling in the Bergdahl case that might finally bring a small amount of justice to those men who were so grievously harmed by his actions.
From Popular Military:
The military judge overseeing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s case says prosecutors can try the soldier on a rare charge alleging he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.
The judge, Col. Jeffery Nance, rejected a defense motion on Thursday to dismiss the charge of misbehavior before the enemy, which carries up to a life sentence.
The court heard testimony from soldiers.
A former Navy SEAL testified that he lost his career after he was shot in the leg during a mission to find Bergdahl.
Another testified that he saw Sgt. Mark Allen shot in the head while on another effort hunting for Bergdahl. Allen was badly wounded, with traumatic brain injuries that leave him using a wheelchair and unable to communicate.