Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009, setting off a huge military manhunt and a political furor, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and to endangering the U.S. troops sent to search for him.
Guner Grawe, 91, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week to say thank you decades after spending three years as a prisoner of war. The German World War II said he was treated well during his time at then-Fort Lewis.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of the case said.
Staff Sgt. Cathrine Schmid has joined a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people in the U.S. military. Schmid, who is transgender, says she has served honorably for 12 years.