Former Fort Drum Deputy Commander Leads Bergdahl Investigation


A former deputy commander of Fort Drum has been appointed to lead the Army investigation into Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

Major General Kenneth Dahl served at Fort Drum from 2010 to 2012.

The U.S. Army announced Monday that it has begun an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Bergdahl in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009.

In a written statement, the Army said it appointed Dahl to head the investigation.

It said he will not interview Bergdahl until those who are currently helping Bergdahl recover from his five years of captivity say it is all right to do so.

As a result, no timeline has been set for completing the investigation.

Bergdahl was released on May 31 in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.

He spent nearly two weeks recuperating at a U.S. military hospital in Germany before being moved to Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas last week.

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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