November 9, 2017
Disgraced former Soldier Bowe Bergdahl may still be able to collect as mush as $300,000 in back pay and benefits from his time spent in captivity with the Taliban.
On Thursday, the U.S. Army said it is deciding whether he should be considered a “prisoner of war” for which he would be compensated for.
However, back in October the 31-year-old pleaded guilty to desertion prior to being captured by the Taliban in 2009.
Earlier this month, Bergdahl was dishonorably discharged and escaped prison time, a ruling President Trump called a quote — “complete and total disgrace.”
“So we get a traitor named Bergdahl a dirty rotten traitor… who by the way when he deserted, six young beautiful people were killed trying to find him, right?” The president asked. “And you don’t even hear about them anymore.”
Officials say there is a chance Bergdahl may not be eligible for back pay, and could even owe money to the military pending the Army’s decision.