Bergdahl is discharged from the Coastguard just 26 days after enlisting. Coast Guard records indicate that Bergdahl received an “uncharacterized discharge” due to psychological issues. At the time of the discharge, Bergdahl is in boot camp in Cape May, New Jersey. In a June, 2014 interview with the Washington Post, Bergdahl’s close friend Kim Harrison says she believes that the circumstances of the discharge were psychological issues, which should have disqualified him for acceptance into the Army in 2008. Bergdahl says he “faked” his problems in order to be released.