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Bergdahl No Hero?

A Texoma veteran speaks out about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“I’m glad he’s alive. Glad we can get some answers and he is home and he is an American, but he doesn’t deserve to be treated as hero,” said Nicholas Logan, U.S. Army veteran of Burkburnett, Texas.

Sgt. Bergdahl was allegedly captured and held hostage by insurgents since 2009.  On May 31, the White House announced his release in exchange for five top Taliban officials imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.

Nicholas Logan was stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska in October 2009. A month later, he met Sgt. Bergdahl.

"He was quite mature for his age. He wasn't like any of the other guys. On our time off, we were looking to go out and have fun,” said Logan.

Logan said he did not really fit in, but it didn’t matter because at the end of the day. They all were a team.

"You know he didn't like to go party, he liked to read, kept to himself and kept himself in shape. He didn't ever cause any problems or anything,” said Logan.

Logan said Bergdaul seemed the same once they were deployed to Afghanistan until war action declined.

"He was angry and frustrated that we weren't seeing more action,” said Logan.  

Then Sgt. Bergdahl disappeared from his headquarters in 2009.

"He had his weapon, protective gear; everything dressed right dressed next to where he slept. He took his compass, knife, water, and that was it,” said Logan.

He said it wasn’t surprising. Leading up to Sgt. Bergdahl’s disappearance, Logan said he showed signs of disapproval with the way things were going.

“It was very strange and a clear sign that he left, especially upon knowing him,” said Logan.

Logan said each member that worked alongside him has their own beliefs about what happened, but it's all speculation.  

"That's the disheartening part. There’s a lot of men that died. A lot of men have lost limbs and everything else directing the search for him."

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6 

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