So what? Basically, the poor b*stard f*cked up and got killed. I'm very sorry for him and his family: nobody deserved to die like that; but it doesn't give his death any special significance. The war in Iraq has attracted a lot of bad people into the area, and Berg was a soft target, no matter what books he was carrying.
"When plucking chickens it is best to sever the head first lest it evade the plucker's grasp." - Ensign Flag Parker