A couple of his former fellow soldiers said
“Yes, I’m angry,” Joshua Cornelison, a former medic in Sergeant Bergdahl’s platoon, said in an interview on Monday arranged by Republican strategists. “Everything that we did in those days was to advance the search for Bergdahl. If we were doing some mission and there was a reliable report that Bergdahl was somewhere, our orders were that we were to quit that mission and follow that report.”
Another member of Bergdahl's platoon said the soldier who was held captive in Afghanistan for five years didn't fit in.
Platoon members said Sergeant Bergdahl, of Hailey, Idaho, was known as bookish and filled with romantic notions that some found odd.
“He wouldn't drink beer or eat barbecue and hang out with the other 20-year-olds,” Cody Full, another member of Sergeant Bergdahl’s platoon, said in an interview on Monday also arranged by Republican strategists. “He was always in his bunk. He ordered Rosetta Stone for all the languages there, learning Dari and Arabic and Pashto.”
They weren't the only soldiers to speak out on Monday.
Nathan Bradley Bethea, who said he served in Bergdahl's unit, wrote a scathing piece for the Daily Beast in which he called the POW a "deserter" and said his fellow "soldiers died trying to track him down."
Let the process work its way through the system. The top Army soldier said:
"Like any American, he is innocent until proven guilty," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said in a statement."
1). Tom Kludt. (3 June 2014). GOP Strategists Arranged Interviews With Angry Members Of Bergdahl's Platoon. Talking Points Memo. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-strategists-interviews-bergdahl