CNN’s Barbara Staff reports that a 2010 fact-finding mission determined that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his unit “of his own free will” and that in fact he’d done it before.
“He did leave the base of his own free will . . . he walked out,” said Starr. “Troops that were interviewed for this fact finding investigation say that there were previous instances when Bergdahl left the base,” she continued. “He basically snuck outside the wire with no one noticing.”