Letters to the Editor

June 4, 2014

Doublecheck Bergdahl's rank

I would like to know who promoted Bowe Bergdahl, the POW who was just released by the Taliban, to sergeant? All the pictures of him show him as a private first class. It appears the news media promoted him without orders to sergeant.

Now I found out that he first went absent without leave before being declared a deserter after being AWOL for 30 days. If he deserted his post in Afghanistan in the face of the enemy, he could receive a general court martial for desertion in the face of the enemy.

James J. Harrigan

Cahokia

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