Team Leader at Bowe Bergdahl's Outpost: 'He's a Selfish Person'
A team leader in Bergdahl's platoon said he was "very disappointed" to hear about the lenient sentence deserter Bowe Bergdahl received this week.
Bergdahl was held captive by the Taliban for five years after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan 2009. Five captured Taliban members were traded for his return. Soldiers lost limbs and even their lives looking for Bergdahl.
A military judge ruled Friday that Bowe Bergdahl will avoid jail time for his crimes of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl will be reduced from sergeant to private and will pay a $1000 fine from his pay for 10 months.
"He had walked off on his own for whatever reason," former Sgt. Matt Vierkant said. "So whatever happened to him, it's his own fault. He has nobody to blame but himself."
Those who served with Bergdahl were "speechless," but not surprised, Vierkant told "Fox & Friends" Saturday.
"I don't think he pleaded guilty because he feels sorry," the sergeant said. "I think he's a selfish person."
"Nobody else has ever benefited" besides Bergdahl himself and the Taliban, he said.
"He got what he wanted"