Murphrey notes that the fanfare surrounding Bergdahl’s return is “not fair” to those who gave all in battle and received much less praise. “My brother didn’t get that recognition when he lost his life for our country, and [Bergdahl] does, and it’s just not fair. It’s not fair that Obama took his parents to the Rose Garden [and] we only got a stamped name on the letter from Obama, considering my brother was a real hero.”

The trade similarly diminishes the sacrifices that those who served and died made, both to rescue Bergdahl and to capture the five Taliban terrorists that will roam the world freely after a year of probation in Qatar. “I think that it’s a slap in the face,” she says of the trade. “It just doesn’t make sense to me; we still have troops over there. What about all the people that were hurt or died trying to capture those five guys?”

Murphrey is not sure whether the mission was related to Bergdahl, she says, because “we weren’t told anything about the mission… there were a lot of rumors about how he died.” She notes, “I’ve heard rumors that it was a humanitarian mission, and I’ve also heard that if Bergdahl didn’t walk off the camp that missions wouldn’t have been pushed out so far and the helicopter could have gotten to my brother quicker, which ultimately could have been beneficial to my brother’s life.”