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Before Army, Bergdahl was discharged from Coast Guard

Before Army, Bergdahl was discharged from Coast Guard
Posted Wednesday, June 11th 2014 @ 3pm  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Joining the Army wasn't Bowe Bergdahl's first military experience: He was in the Coast Guard for 26 days. Due to his departure before 180 days of service, he was given an "uncharacterized discharge" in 2006, friends tell the Washington Post; military records confirm the story. He left due to psychological issues; friends were reportedly concerned about him at the time. How he was able to join the Army in 2008 is unclear, the Post notes. A discharge related to psychological health would generally prevent future recruitment.

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