Category: GI Resisters

Podcast: Jacob Bridge

We are proud to release the first episode in our new Courage to Resist podcast series. This inaugural edition features Marine officer turned conscientious objector Jacob Bridge-Maier. With the support of Courage to Resist, Jake found a supportive community and was honorably discharged in 2015.

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Robert Weilbacher – Free at Last!

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. September 17, 2015 “Moral injury is a real thing. I was being forced to participate in an organization that I had a moral and ethical dilemma against … Yet the Army was hell-bent on sending...

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Medic unjustly denied CO discharge sues Army

May 5, 2015 update: With your help, we were able to raise $2,000 for Robert Weilbacher’s appeal effort within a few a hours. The ACLU attorneys are donating their time, while Courage to Resist (and supporters like you) are...

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USMC 1st Lt Jacob Bridge, Conscientious Objector

Seeing the planes going into the Twin Towers made me feel like the planes were crashing into my heart when they went into the building. “I couldn’t understand why they would do that. When it was said that they hated our freedom, it was all I needed to hear.” Jake graduated from High School in 2007 and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. There, he enrolled in Naval ROTC. When he graduated from college, in 2011, he also graduated as the Honor Graduate in the Commissioning Class at NROTC at CU, Boulder.

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Army SSgt exposes murder cover-up at Gitmo

January 15, 2015 Former US Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman has just published his book “Murder at Camp Delta.” He was stationed in Guantánamo Bay from March 2006 to March 2007, and was the Sergeant of the Guard the evening...

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