As a veteran and someone who is somewhat familiar with this story, this young man was indoctrinated like many of us to believe we are fighting for the valor and freedom of our country. The reality is that we are fighting for monetary gain, for people that don’t give a damn about any of us. All that said, the military has something called the UCMJ, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, it’s own system for dealing with these issues. This man may have deserted, but god dammit he signed that paper and showed up for war as a kid, only to find out he was lied to and in over his head. Then spent years being tortured, leave him alone and let’s go after the treasonous POTUS.