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Sgt. Camilo Mejia-Recipient of the Peace Abbey's "Courage of Conscience" award.

24. March 2005 • MarkDilley
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“We were honored to have Sgt. Camilo Mejia speak just weeks after being released from a jail cell, having served nine months for refusing to return to Iraq for his 2nd tour of duty. He talks of being home on leave and the moral deliberations and questioning he put himself through before deciding to apply for conscientious objector status.”

Check out the speach – an mp3 embedded in the page. “Introduction by Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton; Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit.”

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  1. So… um… The Free Camilo guys can let that domain expire now, can’t they?

    And say what you will about the war, but I do respect someone willing to go to prison to avoid fighting.
       —js    Mar. 24 '05 - 09:05PM    #