Transcript for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Enters Court at His Court Martial in North Carolina
Night and a -- bill now the army sergeant held by the Taliban for five years in court today. And in uniform choosing not to enter a plea a dramatic transformation from those unforgettable images blinking into the sun as his rescue was unfolding. ABC's David Wright tonight would forgo all in his own words describing what the Taliban did to him. This was our first real glimpse of sergeant over doll since he got back on American soil. Clean shaven in his army dress blues today for his first appearance at his court martial in North Carolina. Quite the contrast from the last time we saw it gaunt and disoriented. And his Taliban captors traded him for five high value detainees from Guantanamo. Taliban had captured Byrd dole in 20091. Day after he walked off his post in eastern Afghanistan. Bird doll is now charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Even though he has not yet entered plea deal. Is opening up on the serial podcast. From this American life and WBZ Chicago its cereal. He talks about how they broke him down in solitary confinement. I couldn't see my hand they couldn't do anything that the only thing they could do it like touch my face. And even that wasn't like your registry very. And as he tried to save his life what he told the Taliban about why he had gone a wall. All of my basically would in fact all it took command news. If convicted bird dog could spend the rest of his life in prison. David Wright ABC news New York.
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