Over the weekend, five high-level terrorists were released from Guantanamo Bay in order to trade for an American POW named Bowe Bergdahl. As talks of desertion circle above, or the fact that he may have “switched sides,” are constantly coming up, it seems that those who went looking for Mr. Bergdahl and were unfortunate enough to lose their lives have been forgotten in the times.
Bergdahl was “captured” back in 2009 when – according to the current administration – he “wandered” off and was captured. A serious manhunt went underway in effort to re-obtain the lost soldier, during which time, 6 soldiers had lost their lives as they scoured the land for our man.
These honorable men were:
Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29
Private First Class Morris Walker, 23
Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, 27
Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34
Private First Class Matthew Michael Martinek, 20
Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25
According to Sergeant Matt Vierkant, “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.” He went on to add, “I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on.”
So what do you guys think – is Bergdahl a deserter? If this is, in fact, the case, what does that say about the current administration when it comes to the release of the five terrorists from Gitmo? Let us know in the comments below.