Former US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after deserting a military base in Afghanistan, will avoid prison time according to a court’s ruling on Friday.
BREAKING: Judge rules that Bowe Bergdahl should serve no prison time for endangering comrades by walking off his Afghanistan post.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 3, 2017
Bergdahl will receive a dishonorable discharge, but will receive no prison time for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He will also have to pay a $1,000 fine and have his rank reduced to E1.
Many military supporters were not pleased by the ruling:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 3, 2017
Unbelievable that he walks!
— Ron (@laborguy01) November 3, 2017
Sad day for our military, where is the justice? People died because of him.
— Tony (@DeanDearinger) November 3, 2017
And he’ll make millions on a shady book deal.
— Tom McHale (@tommchale) November 3, 2017
BREAKING: No jail time for Bowe Bergdahl
After deserting his post, misbehaving before the enemy, endangering his fellow soldiers, he walks.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) November 3, 2017
Just now—> Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl gets zero jail time. And will likely receive benefits for the time being.
— 🇺🇸ERIC BOLLING🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) November 3, 2017
Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, TX
Died looking for Bowe Bergdahl pic.twitter.com/PabZDUkKsi
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) November 3, 2017
This is a breaking news story. It will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
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