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Josh grew up in suburban Washington D.C. troubled by seeing the pentagon and the events on 911, decided to help protect the country by enlisting in the infantry after he graduated in 2006 from High School. He deployed to Baghdad from February 2007 to April 2008. This experience challenged a lot of assumptions that he had and eventuallly led him to apply for and qualify as a conscientious objector and was released in April of 2009. Then, from May to November of 2009 walked and biked across the United States with the message that not only is the wrong answer but we have to find what the positive answers are. He is currently waiting for responses to applications to college.
His blog is contagiousloveexperiment
Sunday, April 11, 2010 Lessons from Collateral Murder (21 comments)
I was in the company shown on the ground in "Collateral Murder"...
In this article I am not morally justifying what happened in "Collateral Murder," but I do want to explain that based on military training, what was done is to be expected; it indicates larger issues and from there, we can decide how to respond. If we instantly cast a judgment, I would argue that you are hurting your own cause.
Friday, April 9, 2010 Collateral Murder? Wikileaks, Soldiers Speak (34 comments)
Bravo Company 2-16, the company I was deployed with to New Baghdad has more fanfare than we ever wanted. An online whistleblower site released a video yesterday of a mission that 2-16 was a part of, titled COLLATERAL MURDER. Yes, I am a conscientious objector and yes, I had pissed some of my leaders off a few days earlier and was not trusted on missions for a few weeks so was left back at the base while this event took place..