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Bergdahl to Face Interrogation at Ft. Sam This Week

 
Bergdahl to Face Interrogation at Ft. Sam This Week
Posted Monday, August 4th 2014 @ 2pm

Six weeks after arriving at Ft. Sam Houston for 'reintegration' following his five years as a POW of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this week will be grilled by an Army General who is investigating the circumstances that led to his capture, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

  Bergdahl, 28, was captured by the Taliban while stationed at a forward operating post in Afghanistan.  After five years, he was traded for five high ranking Taliban captives and was released May 31st.  He arrived in San Antonio June 13.

  Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl's attorney, tells Newsradio 1200 WOAI's Michael Board that his client will be questioned by Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, who has been appointed to conduct the inquiry into the case, at Ft. Sam Houston on Wednesday.

  "He is looking forward to having this all over and done with, and ready to get on with the latest chapter of his life," Fidell says.

  He says Gen. Dahl will determine if Bergdahl should undergo administrative punishment or should face a court martial.  Some members of Bergdahl's unit have accused him of being Absent Without Leave or, in the worst case scenario, a deserter.  Deserting an  Assigned Post in Wartime is punishable by death under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

  "He will be meeting with Maj. Gen. Dahl, a very high powered investigator," Fidell said.

  Fidell declined to comment about how Bergdahl's 'reintegration' is progressing.  The Army last month assigned him to desk duty with Army South at Ft. Sam Houston, as part of re introducing him to regular duty. 

 

 

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