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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl release becomes very controversial
Freed US soldier, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, remains in a hospital in Germany following his release from the Taliban last weekend.
The circumstances about his release have become very controversial as fellow soldiers have called him a deserter.
More is being learned about the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's capture.
President Obama said today the US has a sacred rule:
We don't leave our men or women in uniform behind.
But the controversy is growing around the deal to bring home Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl...Held prisoner by the Taliban for five years.
Bergdahl's fellow soldiers say - he's no hero.
And this strong accusation from the soldier who shared room with him.
Cody Full/Former Roommate:
I feel like he deserted us he knew what he did when he deserted us, it was premeditated. It was thought out. He was not captured. He was not forcefully taken off the base he left on his own accord
Another fellow soldier described Bergdahl as a little odd, but not alarming.
When the Idaho native arrived in Afghanistan in 2009, he quickly made it clear he wasn't happy with the US role there.
Evan Buetow/Former Sgt/US Army:
He was very upset with the Army's focus on how we were handling the war
Bergdahl's fellow soldiers say that within his first two months in the war zone, he walked away from his post looking for the Taliban. He left his weapon and body armor behind.
A former senior defense official said Bergdahl also left a note - found after he was discovered missing.
In the note, Bergdahl did not say he was joining the Taliban. But it was more that he was simply leaving.
His fellow soldiers say the massive search by US and Afghan forces for Bergdahl cost at least six American soldiers their lives.
And that's fanning the flames. President Obama said regardless of the circumstances...
We still get an American soldier back if he is held in captivity. Period. Full stop.
Asked if Bergdahl could face discipline down the road president
Obama said that's not being discussed but in a Facebook message today, General Martin Dempsey - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs wrote that the Army's leaders will not look away from misconduct if it occurred.
KT ABC News Washington.