Wife of paralyzed soldier wounded looking for Bergdahl asks 'Who's the hero'?
Russ Vaughn picked up on this theme this morning. In all the back and forth about Bergdahl, the White House has remained silent on the men who lost their lives or who were wounded looking for him.
Now, one young, pretty wife whose husband was terribly wounded in the search for Bergdahl is speaking out.
The wife of a disabled Afghanistan veteran who was injured while searching for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has posted a scathing message against him this week, adding a personal account to the rising protests against the negotiations with the Taliban that lead to Bergdahl's freedom.
In a message she posted via Facebook, Shannon Allen, wife of Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen, wrote 'Meet my husband, injuries directly brought to you by the actions of this traitor. He can't give an account of what went down, because he can no longer speak. Now, which guy is a "hero" again?!? Sick.'
In addition to the message, Allen posted a family picture, showing husband and wife in addition to their daughter. Mark Allen was posed in his wheelchair wearing his dress blues, while their daughter was wearing a graduation cap and gown.
Mark Allen, who is from Loganville, Georgia, was injured when a sniper bullet pierced the armor in his helmet in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bullet entered through his frontal lobe, rendering him paralyzed.
The injury occurred only one month after he arrived to Afghanistan.
Shannon Allen's comments add to the growing surge of public outcry over the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's capture by Taliban forces, as well as his release.
The outcry is also gathering online. The Facebook group 'Bowe Bergdahl is a Traitor' currently has over 69,000 likes. The banner on the top of the page shows the pictures of six soliders who died while searching for Bergdahl.
The Facebook page posted Shannon Allen's message, which received nearly 60,000 likes and more than 5,000 comments.
If Bergdah's parents are deserving of a Rose Garden appearance with the president, those mothers, fathers, wives, sons, and daughters of those who fell searching for their son deserve a state dinner.
The dead and wounded soldiers who were searching for Bergdahl after he allegedly deserted are an inconvenience to the administration and hence, have become non-people. They simply don't exist because it interfers with their narrative of how they want the American people to see Bowe Bergdahl - a tragic victim, a tortured soul, a confused young man - a "hero."
Don't expect any aknowledgement of the real heroes of this story anytime soon.