Compare this incident to the fact that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was charged in March with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a military court on charges of desertion and endangering fellow soldiers, the U.S. Army announced Monday.
Gen. Robert Abrams, the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, ordered the court-martial
Abrams on Monday ordered Bergdahl's case to a general court-martial, which means Bergdahl could face life imprisonment if convicted of "misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place."
Bergdahl's defense attorney, Eugene Fidell, slammed the decision in a statement Monday and said that he "had hoped the case would not go in this direction."
"We will continue to defend Sgt. Bergdahl as
the case proceeds," Fidell said in the
statement, noting that Abrams "did not
follow the advice of the preliminary hearing
officer who heard witnesses."
Trial date is set for 8 August 2016 - This information is posted on our web site at www.sergeantsmajor.org
General Court Martial for the deserter. Trial Date: August 8, 2016