He was a PFC, they promoted him to SGT while he was a prisoner. Seems like the more that comes out about this the worse it gets.

"According to firsthand accounts from soldiers in his platoon, Bergdahl, while on guard duty, shed his weapons and walked off the observation post with nothing more than a compass, a knife, water, a digital camera and a diary."

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/us/ber...erter-or-hero/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1814106