This is my opinion of Sgt. Bergdahl and how he could have been feeling when he walked off the base.
I think he had just seen enough tragic crap and he snapped. When someone who is not really military oriented is in a war zone and sees too much, he can get a case of “battle fatigue” or “PTSD”.
I know from personal experience that it gets to you. I was taken off duty and put to sleep for 48 hours after being on “listening post two nights in a row and building our bunker during the day. They told me I had “battle fatigue”. I know I was tired and sick of killing and seeing my friends being killed or wounded.
As far as Sgt. Bergdahl is concerned, I think he should be given the benefit of doubt. We don’t know what he witnessed to make him walk off into the enemy territory. Some soldiers are more attuned to combat while others are less so. I feel that he was overcome by his experience.
Personally, I would like to see him discharged with honor and allowed to live a life of peace. He certainly has suffered more than enough.
That is my opinion, what is yours?