“It’s infuriating that this brave man died while searching for the traitor Bergdahl yet Bergdahl continues to draw oxygen.”
Source: Daily Mail
A former American soldier has died 10 years after he was left paralyzed when he was shot in the head while searching for Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
National Guard Master Sergeant Mark Allen died in Georgia on Saturday at the age of 46. He was shot in the head by a sniper in an insurgent ambush while carrying out a search mission for Bergdahl after he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Allen suffered severe brain trauma as a result of the attack and spent the past decade unable to talk and was paralyzed over much of his body.
His wife Shannon Allen revealed news of his death on Facebook as she posted details of his funeral. His exact cause of death is not yet known.
Allen’s wife testified during Bergdahl’s trial in 2017 after he pleaded guilty to charges that he endangered his military comrades when he walked off his post in Afghanistan. Instead of a prison sentence, Bergdahl was reduced in rank, fined and then honorably discharged. He was facing up to life in prison. Allen’s wife sat crying in the courtroom the day Bergdahl pleaded guilty.