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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:30 pm

It came as a shock to military veterans and many others to learn that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan, now has a desk job at a base in Texas. He will do office work while waiting for an investigation into his alleged desertion. He was released from an Army hospital where he was “decompressing and recuperating” from five years in Talibanland.

In the old Army he would have been held in a cell after having been released from a hospital. From the reported actions of the soldier, he has mental problems and perhaps should be held in a padded cell.

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