Bergdahl’s dad voted for Reagan

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“I grew up in a conservative family in Los Angeles,” Bob Bergdahl, the father of the then-American POW, told an Idaho Republican Party fundraiser in 2010. “My father was for Goldwater. He wore a Nixon button in our liberal Jewish neighborhood. I was the lone UC Santa Barbara surfer who voted for Ronald Reagan.”

Michael Ames, a reporter who at the time was covering the event for AOL, writes in the Daily Beast that Bergdahl was the “local UPS man” in the small town of Hailey. After his son disappeared from his unit in a remote region of Afghanistan, “we all pretended things were normal” when Bergdahl would deliver packages to shops and homes that had “Bring Bowe Home” signs in their windows.

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Bergdahl was a deserter, member of his battalion says

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Then-Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl neatly stacked his gear — including his body armor, gun, helmet — at a U.S. base in Afghanistan the night before June 30, 2009, and deserted,  Nathan Bradley Bethea, an infantry officer in Bergdahl’s battalion, writes in the Daily Beast.

Among Bethea’s insights into the murky disappearance of Bergdahl … Continue reading

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