Army medic Augustin Aguayo refused to load his gun in Iraq and then escaped through a base window in Germany rather than be deployed a second time. He said during basic training he realized that he could never use his gun to kill anyone. But the military turned down his application to become a conscientious objector and when he turned himself in at Fort Irwin in California they shackled him and flew him back to Germany - where he spent six months in a US military prison.
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Did You Know?
The Defense Department reports that 5,361 active-duty service members deserted the US Armed Forces last year; nearly 37,000 since October 2001.
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