The U.S. military said Wednesday it has charged U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey with desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty and misbehavior before the enemy.We live in wretched times.
If convicted, Bergdahl could face life in prison. He would also be stripped of his rank and forfeit pay and other allowances from during his time in captivity.
Col. Daniel King announced the charges during a 1:30 p.m. Mountain press conference from Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
"When he was released, we acknowledged he might have to face military charges," Hailey Mayor Fritz Haemmerle said. "We trust that those charges will be fairly evaluated."