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Bowe Bergdahl Isn’t the Most Important Part of His Story – These 6 Soldiers Are

What happened?

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty this week to “desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.” He faces life in prison for the charge of misbehavior before the enemy, with his sentencing hearing set for Oct. 23.

Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban soon after he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009. After being held prisoner and tortured for nearly five years, he was exchanged for five Taliban leaders who were detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The Obama administration was criticized at the time for trading five members of the Taliban for a soldier believed to be a deserter.

What’s the full extent of the damage?

By his own admission, Bergdahl deserted his post and put his fellow soldiers in danger as they searched for him.

His desertion is believed to have been a major factor in the deaths of six men who were reportedly looking for him or whose movements for the mission were changed because the platoon was still searching for Bergdahl.

Here are their names:

  • Staff Sgt. Clayton Bowen
  • Morris Walker 
  • Staff Sgt. Kurt Curtiss
  • 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews
  • Matthew Michael Martinek
  • Staff Sgt. Michael Murphrey

Glenn’s take:

“He betrayed the trust of his brothers in arms, and they died because of it,” Glenn said. “If I can give him credit for anything, it’s that he’s owning his actions and accepting his own guilt.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Bowe Bergdahl, his fate is now in the hands of a judge, and he's awaiting sentencing, after entering a guilty plea of charges of endangering his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan.

There's no back and forth between the lawyers. No, you can't handle the truth courtroom drama. Just a traitor facing the music. I left quoting my fellow platoon mates. That's inexcusable, end quote.

It's harsh. But there's no sugarcoating what Bowe Bergdahl did. He didn't serve with honor and distinction as Susan Rice or President Obama wanted you to believe. He betrayed the trust of his brothers in arms. And they died because of it.

If I can give him credit for anything, it's that he's owning his actions and accepting his own guilt.

This is such a tragedy on so many levels. But the focus today shouldn't be on a disgraced soldier or the political maneuvering of a past administration.

They say, the greatest love is to lay down one's life for another. Well, six soldiers did that, just trying to bring him home.

Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen HEP, Private First Class Morris Walker died from a roadside bomb, while searching for Bowe Bergdahl. Staff Sergeant Curt Curtis of Murry, HEP Utah, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Second Lieutenant Darren Andrews of Dallas, Texas, was killed with an IED. An RPG exploded nearby. Staff Sergeant Michael Murphy -- I'm sorry -- Murphry HEP of Schneider, Texas, told his family, after being taken skydiving on his 17th birthday, that he had found his calling. He wanted to be an Army paratrooper. He died from an IED.

Private First Class Matthew Martinet was in a vehicle searching for Bowe Bergdahl, when his patrol came under fire. After initially surviving as IED and RPG and multiple gunshot wounds, he died a week later.

After eight years and being paraded in front of the cameras by the president as a hero, the truth is finally here. And Bowe Bergdahl himself pleaded guilty. And he's receiving his punishment.

Today, say a prayer for him. Say a prayer for his family. But please, say a prayer for those who died trying to bring him home. Say a prayer for the families of those brave men, who are trying to move on.

But most of all, today, let's honor the fallen.

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