Bergdahl was the only American soldier being held in the country until he was exchanged in a swap deal on Saturday for five high-ranking Taliban figures from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
His freedom was celebrated by his family and the Obama administration. But others — including some members of his own platoon — have reiterated their long-held concerns over the events surrounding his June 2009 disappearance.
The 28-year-old sergeant vanished from a military base in Eastern Afghanistan with little more than a compass and a bottle of water. Considerable resources were diverted to try to find the missing man, and several of his fellow soldiers were killed trying to find him.
"I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on," former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl's platoon when he went missing, told CNN. "Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him." Bergdahl appears in a video released April 7, 2010, by the Taliban. READ STORY
AGAIN Obama BREAKS THE LAW AND AGAIN NOTHING IS OR WILL BE DONE. HOW MANY TIMES WILL CONGRESS ALLOW HIM TO BYPASS THEM AND JUST LET IT HAPPEN ? WE ARE IN DEEP SHIT, THE MORE CONGRESS ALLOWS IT TO HAPPEN, THE MORE HE WILL DO IT !!!----BOW TO YOUR KING, ALL YOU INFIDELS.....LETS SEE, BYPASS CONGRESS, NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS, TURN LOOSE 5 TERRORIST LEADERS FOR 1 POSSIBLE DESERTER.....WATCH WHAT YOU SAY, BIG BROTHER IS LISTENING....IS THIS WHAT MANY YEARS OF OUR VETERANS FIGHTING AND DYING FOR HAS BECOME ? ALL FOR NOTHING?