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Soldiers Of Conscience - Darrell Anderson

Purple heart recipient DarDarrell_anderson rell Anderson refused to return for a second deployment to Iraq beause he came to believe that the war there was sinful and immoral. Like the generation before him, he went to Canada, but returned home in late September and turned himself in to authorities of the industrial/military/political complex for prosecution and punishment for following his conscience and refusing to kill any more for the United States in its immoral and pre-emptive war of aggression. Here is a brief part of whats been written about Specialist Anderson on the Courage To Resist web site.

Shortly past Noon on Friday, October 6, Iraq war veteran and war resister Darrell Anderson was released from Ft. Knox after turning himself in to military custody on October 3. According to his attorney, Jim Finnerty, Darrell will receive an "other than honorable" discharge without facing court martial. He expects discharge papers to be mailed to Anderson within days.      

Before turning himself in Darrell held a press conference at the Colvin Community Center in Radcliffe, KY. "I feel that by resisting I made up for the things I did in Iraq," he said. "I feel I made up for the sins I committed in this war." Shortly after, surrounded by his wife, mother and step-father, military veterans, and representatives of both national and local Kentucky peace groups Darrell Anderson turned himself in to military police at Ft. Knox, KY. In spite of the risk of prosecution, Anderson decided that he wanted to return to home and family. View video of press conference

Anderson will now be seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress at a facility in Tennessee. Since being in combat,  Anderson said that he has suffered panic attacks, nightmares, and other symptoms of post-traumatic stress.      

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