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Stepfather of Man Killed Searching for Bergdahl: His Comrades Are Owed An Apology

Kenneth Luccioni, whose stepson, Private First Class Matthew Martinek, died searching for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said that he hopes that government officials who attacked Bergdahl’s comrades apologize on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

“Probably the most important thing is the soldiers, the fellow soldiers that stood up with — against a lot of pressure, against personal attacks to tell the truth…today we know they were telling the truth all along.”

“I only hope that the people within the government that stood up to smear these young men-who were heroes twice in my book, they were heroes for serving and they were heroes for standing up for the truth-that they’ll get in front of the same podiums and apologize to these fine men.”

Luccioni added, “I would only hope that the courage that a lot of people have to keep this story and keep pushing it-and I admire the Army for not being political and not caving to the pressure and doing the right thing-that people in Congress, people in the media will continue to push on this story and get answers.”

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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