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TODAY's Takeaway: Ex-platoon mate says Bergdahl is no hero; Al surprises Dallas with treasures

June 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM ET

1. A former platoon mate of Bowe Bergdahl told TODAY he thought the former Taliban prisoner abandoned his post and endangered the lives of soldiers who died searching for him.

“We all served together and we were all in it together over there and he broke that bond by leaving us,” Army Sgt. Josh Korder told Savannah.

Video: Former Army sergeant Josh Korder, who served in the same platoon with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan, joins TODAY to discuss Bergdahl’s controversial release and the soldiers he says lost their lives searching for him.

2. Al made a surprise visit to Dallas, Texas, this morning as part of TODAY’s Treasure Hunt.

Inspired by the social media scavenger hunt @HiddenCash, he’s hiding envelopes in three great American cities this week.

Video: Al Roker talks to the winners of TODAY’s treasure hunt in Dallas, a couple who searched for a hidden orange envelope that contained tickets to New York City and VIP access to a Toyota Concert Series show on the plaza this summer.

3. After 7-year-old Cameron Thompson got in trouble for making fun of another boy at school, he wrote a letter apologizing. But he still felt sad.

The solution? Starting an anti-bully club at school.

“Since I was sad, I thought I could make it up to him and he could feel better and I could feel better, too,” the second-grader told TODAY.

Video: Cameron Thompson used to be a bully, but now he’s a best friend to anyone who’s being teased, and his message has gone viral. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports.

4. We all learned something new (and wonderful!) about Morgan Freeman during TODAY’s Take: He has “soft and delicious” lips.

Video: The actor joins TODAY to talk about “Through the Wormhole,” the documentary show he narrates and executive-produces for the TV channel Science, and reacts with humor to Diane Keaton’s raving about his lips.

5. What are you doing Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET? Nothing planned? Then stop by for a live Facebook chat with Savannah!

And that's TODAY's Takeaway!

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