Bowe Bergdahl: 8 Who Died Searching for a Deserter – Where’s Rose Garden Apology

Bowe Bergdahl: 8 Who Died Searching for a Deserter – Where’s Rose Garden Apology

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Maggie’s Notebook

Now that Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with Desertion and Misbehavior Before the Enemy, let’s shine a light on the eight men who died in the aftermath of Bergdahl’s desertion. Bergdahl left his post without his weapons, the night of June 30, 2009. While searching for Bergdahl, “Infantry Officer Bradley Bethea said:”

…a wave of insurgents attacked the joint U.S./Afghan outpost at Zerok,” killing two U.S. soldiers. This attack came after four days of searches “enraged the local civilian population and derailed the counterinsurgency operations taking place at the time.”…”Officers at Zerok blamed Bergdahl for Fairbairn and Casillas’ deaths.” …

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