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Service Men and Women Offer Opinions on Sgt. Bergdahl

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - Several service men and women taking part in a Wounded Warrior vacation in Ocean City offered their opinion about the ongoing situation surrounding released prisoner of war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

No man left behind.  It is the reason behind the President's strategy to have Sgt. Bergdahl released from captivity in Afghanistan in exchange for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.  For some, bringing Bergdahl home was a good decision, like Army Wounded Warrior Lisa Crichlowheloy.

"I'm glad he's home.  I mean, we want all of our soldiers home.  And that's all I am going to say about that," said Crichlowheloy.

Other veterans were not so willing discuss Bergdahl as the reports of his actions before he was captured are surfacing.  Members of Bergdahl's platoon said he was on guard duty one night and put down his weapon and walked off base.  Many of those same platoon members have labeled him a deserter.  Wounded Warrior, Dana Summons, said people should pay close attention to those other platoon members.

"Myself, being an army leader myself, I learned that the best information, a lot of the time, came from the soldiers that were right there on the lines.  So, I would say, just listen to what they have to say," said Summons.

But the label of deserter for Sgt. Bergdahl has led some to form very strong opinion about him and what his fate should have been.

"They traded terrorists for him.  And our national policy is supposed to be that we don't negotiate with any terrorist organization for anything.  But we negotiated for a coward," said Army Wounded Warrior, Jason Grey.

Bergdahl is recovering from captivity in an American military hospital in Germany.



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