Bowe Bergdahl received a dishonorable discharge from the US Army but will avoid prison time for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after abandoning his outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday.
The judge also ruled that Bergdahl’s rank be reduced from sergeant to private. Additionally, he will be required to pay a $1,000 fine from his salary for the next 10 months.
“Sgt. Bergdahl has looked forward to today for a long time,” Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s civilian attorney, said at a news conference after the sentence was announced.
“As everyone knows he was a captive of the Taliban for nearly five years, and three more years have elapsed while the legal process unfolded. He has lost nearly a decade of his life.”
The sentence is effective immediately, except for the dishonorable discharge, which Bergdahl is appealing, according to Fidell.
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) Laughs that She’s now a ‘Rock Star’ … What a Sick Indivual Who Thinks This is All About Her (VIDEO)
WTF … TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT WHAT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY HAS BECOME … THE OPPOSITE OF OUR BRAVE, SELFLESS MILITARY
Check out the reaction below from Democrat Congresswomen Frederica Wilson following the words of former general John Kelly. She really is an “empty barrel” and a disgrace. Representative Wilson laughed. LAUGHED!!! Like this was all about her. And she called President Trump out as having no empathy? What kind of a sick human being gets their 15 minutes of fame off the death of a military soldier? This woman is a cold hearted, narcissist who is consumed with so much hate and thinks so much of herself, maybe it is she who has some mental issues. The people of Florida in your district must be so proud.
Take a good look America of the insanity and repulsive behavior that lives and thrives in the Democrat party these days. I am shocked and appalled as well that an elected official does not have the common decency to shut up and respect the sacrifice of a fallen solder.
Following Chief of Staff General John Kelly’s comments, Rep. Frederica Wilson actually had the audacity to say that Kelly only said it to keep his job. I think she must be confusing what she would do. Really, Gen. Kelly has served the United States in the military and lost his son, who also served? A note to this poor excuse of an individual, you will never know what it means to have the character of Gen. John Kelly. You really are an empty barrel.
‘The Five’ Rips ‘Shameful’ Rep. Wilson For Claiming ‘Gen. Kelly Just Wants to Keep His Job’
A New Democrat Low … Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) Politicizing the Tragedy of the Death of Sgt. La David Johnson (VIDEO)
SICK … POLITICIZING THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN SOLDIER IS AS LOW AS ONE CAN GET!!!
The exploitation of a tragedy … At a time that is the most raw, emotional and personal, a president’s call to the family of a fallen soldier should always remain just that, personal and private. Such was the case when President Donald Trump called the widow of fallen serviceman, Sgt. La David Johnson. Sadly, Johnson, a 25-year-old father of two, was killed October 4 while fighting in Niger. According to reports, she was on her way to receive her husband’s casket. Enter Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) and the sick politicization begins. This hateful woman actually went on the liberal networks and spewed her hate. She was then forced to say, “I didn’t here the whole phone call”. Imagine that? So she didn’t hear the entire context of the call, she only cherry picked the things she wanted to to fit her hateful, anti-Trump agenda. It is even more sick that the liberal MSM would pile on.
According to President Trump, he said to the widow among many other things, “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway.”
Gold Star father Craig Gross came out in defense of President Trump and stated that he believes critics of President Donald Trump’s reported comments to a soldier’s widow mistook his intended meaning.
It is really sick that this bias, hateful woman would take President Trump’s words out of context like this. Nobody was saying that he should have known he would die. Good grief. Sgt. La David Johnson is a hero and God bless your family. Personally, I praise Sgt. La David Johnson for his service and sacrifice to this great nation. This is why we honor the heroes of our military and especially the ones who lay down their lives. This is why We the People get upset at the NFL players disrespecting the National anthem, the flag and the military.
The Once Obama/Democrat Hero Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty to Desertion … Why Was There an Admission of Guilt and No Deal, Or was There?
OBAMA SHOULD PLEAD GUILTY FOR SWAPPING 5 HIGH LEVEL TALIBAN TERRORISTS FOR THIS TRAITOR …
Yesterday, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdah pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Unfortunately, there was no trial because this case deserved transparency and why the Obama prisoner exchange was ever allowed. Bergdahl admitted to knowingly leaving his post in June 2009 and that it was against the law. He would be captured by the Taliban and held by them until Barack Obama made the ill advised, head-scratching prisoner exchange. Obama and Democrats have a lot to explain for this. Of which they will never do. Obama exchanged 5 high ranking Taliban terrorists that he knew would go back to the battle field to try and kill Americans, had a Rose Garden White House ceremony as if Bowe Bergdahl was a conquering hero and Democrats praised him as a hero.
Make no mistake about it. there were no kangaroo courts or lynch mobs as he claimed. What there is in the United States are laws and consequences when you break those laws. Compound that when you are in the United States military. The individual who the Obama administration deemed a hero in Bergdahl now faces the possibility of life in prison.
Judge Andrew Napolitano States legal council for Bergdahl threatened to call as witnesses Susan Rice & Barack Obama
US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could spend the rest of his life behind bars after he pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was held in captivity by the Taliban until May 2014.
“I left my observation post on my own,” Bergdahl told a judge Monday. “I understand leaving was against the law.”
The 31-year-old said he deserted from his outpost to try to reach the base from where he was dispatched. Bergdahl told the judge he wanted to report “a critical problem in my chain of command,” but did not specify what that problem was.
There was no pre-trial agreement prior to Bergdahl’s guilty plea, both the government and defense said.
Bergdahl faces up to five years in prison for the desertion charge and up to life in prison for the charge of misbehavior before the enemy.
Sorry if I think what Barack Obama did in this exchange was treason.
Retired Marine Col. Jeffrey A. Powers Letter To The NFL (VIDEO) … “I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem.”
DOES THE NFL AND THE LEFT REALLY WANT TO BE ON THE OPPOSING SIDE OF THIS RETIRED MARINE?
Retired Marine Col. Jeffrey A. Powers letter to the NFL puts life and everything into perspective. The words and actions of a true American hero and of those who defend our liberties and freedom as compared to a bunch of spoiled, over-paid malcontents. Let’s remember who the real heroes are in life, they where uniforms, not sports jerseys.
I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium.
I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.
Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.
Now I watch multi millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!
You are complicit in this!
You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the morale courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this.
Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?
I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is ok? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multimillion dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applause those who have not.
Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.
They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do 24/7 often with lead,not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many do t have legs or arms. Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.
I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!
Time to change the channel.
Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC(ret)