Soldier Who Served with Bergdahl: All He Did Was ‘Get Real Heroes Killed’

Appearing on MSNBC on Tuesday, Retired U.S. Army Pfc. Jose Baggett, a soldier who served with captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, scolded those who are calling the freed Taliban prisoner a “hero.” Baggett said that Bergdahl apparently deserted his post, and that one of his most significant contributions to the American mission in Afghanistan was to “get real heroes killed.”

“There were three general orders that we have, and one of them is that I will not leave my post until properly relieved,” Baggett said. “And he obviously did that purposefully and walked off into the night.”

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Baggett agreed that Bergdahl should enjoy the presumption of innocence, and that his rescue from Taliban captivity was important.

“But to be labeling him as a hero when all he really did was to just leave his guard post and get real heroes killed, the ones that were looking for him like Lieutenant [Darryn] Andrews, my commander at the time, and [Pfc.] Matthews Martinek, to me those are heroes,” Baggett said.

Watch the clip below via MSNBC:

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