Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier held five years by the Taliban, is almost finished with his medical reintegration and could leave Fort Sam Houston in Texas within days, an Army source told NBC News on Thursday.
Bergdahl will be sent to another military station, though Army officials have said they don’t yet know where. He is expected to take some leave after that. The military investigation into the circumstances of his disappearance from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 will continue. Bergdahl will be the last person questioned before the military decides whether he should be charged with desertion. Bergdahl, who was returned to the United States in May in exchange for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been receiving outpatient medical and psychological care at Fort Sam Houston.
— Amy Calvin and Courtney Kube
First published July 10 2014, 7:55 AM