Directorate of Public Affairs
4700 Knox Street
Fort Bragg, N.C. 28310
June 16, 2017 | 2:15 p.m. EDT Friday| For Immediate Release
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U.S. Army to Conduct Legal-motions Hearing June 21-22 In Sgt. Bergdahl Legal Case
What: The U.S. Army will conduct a military legal hearing June 21-22, 2017, Wednesday and Thursday, on Fort Bragg, N.C., in the case of United States vs. Sgt. Robert B. Bergdahl.
Where: The legal-motions hearing will take place in the Fort Bragg Courtroom on post and currently is scheduled for two days. Media will be escorted both mornings from the post’s Fort Bragg Fairgrounds on Bragg Boulevard, Highway 87 North – the entrance gate on the opposite side of Bragg Boulevard across from the Stryker Golf Course, near Howell Street.
When: June 21, 2017 (Wednesday) – Registered news media may begin to arrive starting at 6:15 a.m. EDT and not later than 7 a.m. EDT June 21 for security in-processing. The open hearing will begin that morning, following a Media Operations Center brief update. Similar procedures will apply for the hearing’s second day, currently scheduled for June 22, Thursday.
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Notes and Registration Deadline: Media organizations and journalists should register by noon June 19, 2017, Monday, by completing the attached questionnaire and returning it to E-mails for: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Media satellite trucks will be escorted after a security orientation at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds parking area.
News media or the public with questions regarding attending, may contact Forces Command Public Affairs at (910) 570-7216 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
What is the meaning of this hearing if Obama pardoned him already?
You might have Bergdahl confused with Sgt. Manning. Bergdahl was not pardoned, but Manning had his sentence commuted and is now out of prison.
It seems to me as if this case should have had occurred on Obama’s watch. To me it was put on “ice” to put it on “hold”, until Obama was out of office. Maybe I am wrong, but I have my doubts.
Anyone out there have an idea or insight on how long this case should have been addressed to go to a military trial? In this case (again) I say no one wins. It seems to me, Bergdahl was self-centered, acted in a rash manner, and disregarded common sense.