Editor’s note: Miriam Ramirez, a freelance writer and former reporter for The Monitor in McAllen, Texas, served as an active-duty Military Police/Corrections Specialist in the United States Army. She’ll be recapping Serial Season 2 for Mashable.

SPOILER ALERT! The following contains spoilers from Season 2, Episode 2 of the Serial podcast.

Name, rank and service number

Any soldier, past or present, knows how crucial this portion of military doctrine — the Army Code of Conduct — will be when they’re standing face to face with the enemy. But U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and spent five years with the Taliban, had a little more to say than those four words Read more…

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