Six former members of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon spoke out in an exclusive interview with Megyn Kelly Thursday night — and every single one of them want the recently freed soldier to be court-martialed and face charges for allegedly “deserting” his post.
Further, when Kelly asked each of the six men to raise their hand if they believe Bergdahl “deserted,” all of them raised their hands.
Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, who was Bergdahl’s former team leader, said it’s clear that Bergdahl left his post and chatter later intercepted suggests he was likely looking for someone who spoke English so he could communicate with the Taliban. The rest of the story will require answers from Bergdahl himself.
Cody Full, Bergdahl’s former roommate during training, said he doesn’t care what Bergdahl’s “motive” was for “deserting.” At the end of the day, he abandoned his brothers in the Army and violated his oath of service.
Watch part of the interview via Fox News below:
Bergdahl's former platoon members also hit back against critics who have actually attacked them for speaking out. Kelly was clearly outraged that Obama administration officials would attack military heroes.
"When you're in a combat zone, it doesn't matter if you are left, right, independent, Jedi, whatever you want to be, OK? The only thing that matters is you have an American flag on your shoulder, and he's my brother, he's my brother, he's my brother -- we're all going to ride together, we're all going to die together," Full said. "I don't know how he felt about us, but we would all die for him -- and he left."
Buetow said he and other veterans need "closure" and to know why Bergdahl left the Army base. The men also want people to know that he is no "hero."
It was at this point that all six men raised their hands when asked if Bergdahl should be court-martialed.
Watch more of the interview here: