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Bowe Bergdahl to Face Preliminary Hearing July 8 in Texas

By    |   Thursday, 02 Apr 2015 08:32 PM

Accused deserter Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a preliminary hearing July 8 at the Texas base where he's stationed, Stars and Stripes reports.

The Article 32 hearing is similar to a civilian grand jury inquiry, and will determine if there's sufficient evidence to merit a court-martial, the newspaper reports.

In charges announced last week, Bergdahl was accused of desertion and "misbehavior before the enemy," and faces a potential sentence of life in prison if convicted on the latter count, Stars and Stripes reports.

Bergdahl spent nearly five years in captivity after walking away from his unit in Afghanistan in June 2009, and was freed in May 2014 after the Obama administration agreed to a controversial swap of five Taliban leaders from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Bergdahl remains on active duty and has held an administrative position at Fort Sam Houston since being released from medical observation last year.

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