Family of Soldier Slain in Bowe Bergdahl Search Blasts Prisoner Swap By Tracy Connor, Courtney Kube and JimMiklaszewski
The deal that got Bowe Bergdahl released in exchange for five high-ranking Taliban detainees doesn't sit right with the family of an Army lieutenant killed in an ambush while searching for the missing sergeant.
"He was killed while looking for this deserter," said Andy Andrews, father of 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews, who died in eastern Afghanistan in September 2009.
"If this guy [Bergdahl] had not gone off post, our son would not have been killed."
The Defense Department has never said Bergdahl was away without leave and has pointedly described him as a "prisoner of war."