[guest post by Dana]
In spite of signing a nondisclosure statement with the military, former Army sergeant Josh Korder, who served with Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan before Bergdahl reportedly walked away from his post, felt compelled to share his frustrations with CNN’s Jake Tapper, lest Bergdahl become a hero and the truth remain untold.
As Korder sees it, Bergdahl is being nationally celebrated and recognized, yet none of the six soldiers who died while searching for him received the same level of attention or recognition for their sacrifice.
“He pretty much voluntarily walked away and in turn caused the actions that may have killed them,” he said.
Korder believes that Bergdahl, after his health is restored, needs to face questioning about his actions.
“Any of us would have died for us when he was with us, and for him to just leave us like that — it was a very big betrayal,” he said.
It’s difficult to see how Korder benefits by speaking out, other than what he claims: If he doesn’t, Bergdahl will be a hero and no one’s going to be able to know the truth.