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In his blog posts, which have since been removed from the Web, Fancey detailed a unit that seemed to have almost no discipline.The discipline problems that had plagued Bowe's unit back home only got worse when immersed in the fog of war. From the start, everything seemed to go wrong. In April, Lt. Fancey was removed from his post for clashing with a superior officer. He was replaced by Sgt. 1st Class Larry Hein, who had never held such a command – a move that left the remote outpost with no officers. According to four soldiers in the battalion, the removal of Fancey was quickly followed by a collapse in unit morale and an almost complete breakdown of authority.Korder other than honorable discharge:In early June, after photographs taken by Sean Smith appeared in The Guardian, Bowe's unit got reamed out by its commander for its lack of discipline. Bowe's squad leader, Sgt. Greg Leatherman, was demoted, and two other sergeants in the squad were reassigned. According to Fancey, one was made "a gate guard for the rest of the deployment."
Represented and booked by Republican pr firm:Korder was recently discharged, which was listed as “other than honorable.”
The New York Times reported on June 2 that "Republican strategists" arranged for the paper to interview soldiers who served with Bergdahl and have animosity towards him because they believe he is a deserter. One of the soldiers quoted in the article, Cody Full, sent out a tweet thanking Grenell "for helping get our platoon's story out." Buzzfeed reported that Grenell's partner at his firm, Brad Chase, confirmed that they were behind the public relations campaign (Grenell also sent out a tweet explaining his firm offered "pro bono services" to the soldiers).
David Zucchino of the Los Angeles Times, who posted an article late Monday quoting Bergdahl's critics, said he had reached out to Grenell, who personally helped him contact Evan Buetow, a member of Bergdahl's platoon. The New York Times' Helene Cooper, whose article identified the source of her interview subjects as "Republican strategists," said she was contacted on Sunday with information on former platoonmates of Bergdahl who wanted to talk to the paper.