Category: Profiles in Resistance

Anderson, Tony

United States Army Private Tony Anderson, age 19, was court martialed Monday and sentenced to 14 months of confinement and given a dishonorable discharge from the military.

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Sheperd, André

U.S. Army Specialist André Shepherd, who went AWOL after serving in Iraq, has applied for asylum in Germany. Shepherd refused military service because he is morally opposed to the Iraq War.

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Lewis, Benjamin

Marine Benjamin “Benji” Lewis served two tours in Iraq and was honorably discharged in 2007.

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Jackson, Ryan

PFC in the U.S. Army, age 25. Ryan joined the Army in May of 2005, looking towards a college education. After deploying to South Korea as a part of the 35th Signal Brigade.

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Crespo, Jose

Army PFC who refused to return to Iraq as scheduled on September 25th, 2008 won a hardship discharge instead.

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Chiroux, Matthis

Army Sergeant and journalist, honorably discharged after 5 years of active duty status in 2007, Matthis was recalled to active duty in early 2008.

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