Rescued Soldier Bowe Bergdahl May Face Ultimate Humiliation (VIDEO)

Bowe BergdahlArmy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, sources are telling news outlets. Bergdahl, who was held captive in Afghanistan for five years before being traded for five prisoners, could be charged within the week.

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The charges stem from the allegations that Bergdahl abandoned his post to avoid "hazardous duty or important service" and put his fellow soldiers at risk.

The charges will reportedly not allege that he left his post never to return, and that he will likely not be imprisoned, since he already had five years of that in Afghanistan. Sources say, however, that he will likely, if found guilty, get a less than honorable discharge, be reduced in rank, and be denied at least $300,000 in back pay and bonuses.

Bergdahl's rescue has long been controversial since many believed he abandoned his post on purpose. He had reportedly written emails to his parents saying he'd become disillusioned with the war effort and was disapproving of the way American soldiers dealt with Afghans.

Some members of his platoon have long said he deserted his post.

When you sign up for the military, you have to obey orders and not put your fellow soldiers in jeopardy. However, I can only imagine the difficulties soldiers go through when they get to war and realize it's not what they thought it would be, and become ashamed and disillusioned with what they see. If Bergdahl deserted, he deserves punishment; on the other hand, one can have some compassion for the things he must have experienced over there.

How do you feel about Bergdahl?

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