Bowe Bergdahl discharged from Coast Guard prior to Army service

June 12, 2014 5:35 AM

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Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant recently exchanged for five Taliban detainees after he had spent nearly five years in detention himself, joined the Coast Guard in 2006 and was dismissed just 26 days later, according to military sources.

Lt. Col. Elaine Conway confirmed to CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan that the Army knew that Bergdahl had been "administratively discharged" from the Coast Guard. When asked whether this was known at the time of his enlistment and whether he was given a waiver, an Army spokesperson said they ...

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