Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer James Hatch, a former Navy SEAL, on Wednesday described the blasts from an AK-47 popping around him during a rescue mission for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
“I could hear shrapnel breaking over my head,” said Hatch, who was shot during the mission near the border of Pakistan. “I really thought I was dead.”
Hatch was the first of several witnesses to testify about intense, risky search missions that were conducted to find Bergdahl after he walked away from his remote outpost in 2009. A judge will decide whether Bergdahl spends the rest of his life in prison for desertion and endangering his comrades.
He pleaded guilty to those charges last week, and the sentencing hearing began Monday.
Read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171025/judge-hears-about-rescue-missions
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