Bowe Bergdahl was deemed a deserter by the men serving with Darryn Andrews, according to the slain soldier’s grieving parents. Lt. Andrews was allegedly killed while searching for Sergeant Bergdahl. The slain soldier’s commander reportedly told dad Andy Andrews that the soldier was killed while searching for a Taliban commander, the parents have since been told the information is untrue.
Darryn Andrew’s parents now feel that the Bowe Bergdahl Taliban Dream Team swap is nothing more than a cover-up, comparing it to Benghazi. Men who claim to have served with Bergdahl have told multiple media outlets that they were forced to sign non-disclosure agreement about Bergdahl’s disappearance and have kept their silence until the man they feel is a deserter, traitor, or collaborator, was hailed as a hero by President Barack Obama.
During an interview with the Daily Mail, Andy Andrews said:
“People need to be aware that Bergdahl was not a hero and Americans lives have been lost trying to save this deserter. For his family it’s good to get him back but we will never be able to get our son back because of the actions of this guy. The soldiers said they had to sign a letter saying they would not discuss this. I have no way of proving that apart from what they said. We cannot tell you how devastated we are that the government would do this. It’s a big cover-up like Benghazi, just like everything Obama has done. We want the truth to come out.”
Bowe Bergdahl allegedly called his unit post in Afghanistan the day after he went missing to tell them that he was deserting. The man swapped for the Gitmo Five also allegedly wrote his father, Bob Bergdahl, and referred to America as “disgusting” and shared other unflattering statements about the war and his role in the conflict.
An Associated Press report revealed 2010 Pentagon investigation file which reportedly concluded that Bowe Bergdahl had simply walked away from his unit in Afghanistan, prompting the Army not to “exert extraordinary efforts” to rescue him from the Taliban. The Pentagon report was premised on details offered by a former Defense Department official involved with the case.
Sergeant Evan Buetow, who fought with Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon in Afghanistan, stated during a radio interview that the man swapped for five Gitmo detainees made a premeditated decision to desert the Army and meet with the Taliban.
The controversy swirling around the Bergdahl prisoner swap has also prompted anger over the lack of action to free Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi being held in Mexico after taking a wrong turn with legal guns in his vehicle.
Darryn Andrews Memorial website excerpt:
“Duty to country was a long-standing value in Darryn Andrews’ life. Growing up he learned patriotism from his family, including a father and uncle who had served in the Air Force, as well as his grandfather who had been an Army P.O.W. during WWII. After 9/11 he decided to enlist in the Army.
While on patrol with his unit during his second tour in Afghanistan, Darryn’s vehicle was hit by an IED and he was placed on restricted duty. When he learned his men were going back out, he took himself off restricted duty and returned to active duty. While on patrol, the vehicle in front of his was hit by an IED. Instead of remaining safely in his vehicle, Darryn got out to assist in recovering the damaged vehicle. He looked up and saw a Taliban fire an RPG at them. He pushed his fellow soldiers out of the way and took the direct hit himself. For his heroic actions in saving his fellow soldiers, Darryn was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal, the third highest military decoration for valor.
Darryn was a graduate of C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1998, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the ROTC program. Between his tours of duty in Afghanistan, he obtained a Masters Degree from Texas State University.”
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[Images Via: Darryn Andrews Memorial website]