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Bk Ray
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Subj: Re: Should soldiers have a choice?
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 at 04:25:23 pm EST (Viewed 133 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Should soldiers have a choice?
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 at 02:14:06 pm EST (Viewed 142 times)

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"Conscientious objection." "Voluntary release." Call it what you will.

Anyway, I think there should always be an option, and repercussions of them. The merits of every request are investigated. Simple cowardice isn't an acceptable reason. If "repercussions" means losing Bk Ray's respect, then so be it. I don't really think there are enough objectors for it to be an issue.

I would hope anyone serving would at least seek non-combat roles. Desmond T Ross' story comes to mind.

BTW, whoever hasn't seen it: see Hacksaw Ridge. Great movie.


for clarity he was a payroll clerk

he refused to go to Iraq (high intensity), Afghan (high intensity), Kosovo (peace keeping), Bosnia (peace keeping) and previously had put in an objection for Germany or Northern Ireland posting.

I read the signal that was sent to Brigade, it read that he had a girlfriend and was not a volunteer.

He refused because, apparently he had converted to being a Jehovah's Witness, AFTER he was ordered to go to Iraq. He was then put on the gate over Christmas, as they don't believe in the holiday apparently.

I did 5 years and did 2 operational tours, he didn't do any, nor did our Sgt who had done 9 years.






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