Military to Pay Deserter Bowe Bergdahl $350,000 If Found Innocent
This photo of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, smiling and posing with a former senior Taliban official in Afghanistan, was posted on Twitter last week. (Daily Mail)
Deserter Bowe Bergdahl could recieve $350,000 if authorities conclude he did not desert his post in Afghanistan.
FOX News reported:
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could have a tax-free $350,000 dropped into his bank account if the current investigation into his disappearance from his base in Afghanistan was not desertion, and if he is deemed to have been a prisoner of war for the five years he was held by Islamic militants, Fox News has learned.
The 28-year-old soldier, for whom the U.S. traded five senior Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, was set to return to active duty Monday after spending six weeks in medical rehab at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio.
“Essentially he’ll be working a desk job,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters at the Pentagon Monday.