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Daemon
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Private Slovik Executed for Desertion

US Army private Eddie Slovik was executed for desertion in 1945. His was the first such execution after the Civil War and the only one of 49 World War II desertion death sentences to be carried out. Slovik was initially separated from his unit during an artillery attack. He rejoined them but deserted after being assigned to the front lines. He later confessed in writing that he would do it again and refused offers to destroy his note and return to battle. How old was Slovik when he died? More...
Nick Vazquez
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Injustice
We should not treat those who are not made for battle with such cruelty. Their fate should be decided by our maker. We aren't any better than the Russians who turned their guns on their own fleeing men in the middle of battle. Justice must be fair and this was more of an injustice and cruel unusual punishment, than an effective point proven. It is extremely sad, that not long ago, America was still so conflicted on it's position of equality, fairness, and overall justice. Living is only better, if "everyone" has their eyes closed.
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24 years old when he was executed by firing squad. Boo hoo!

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
KenO
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I must shift some of my respect for Eisenhower to Reagan. Never thought that would happen.
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Unexpected end for an opportunistApplause .
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he knew what he was getting himself in by joining up
NeuroticHellFem
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striker wrote:
he knew what he was getting himself in by joining up


He was drafted. (Or shafted, call it what you will.)
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Slovik's criminal record made him classified as unfit for duty in the U.S. military (4-F), but, shortly after the couple's first wedding anniversary, Slovik was reclassified as fit for duty (1-A) and subsequently drafted by the Army.


When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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Another sad day in American history... But American's do seem to love to murder people of what they consider, "a minority class".
Milica Boghunovich
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Private Slovik Executed for Desertion

US Army private Eddie Slovik was executed for desertion in 1945. His was the first such execution after the Civil War and the only one of 49 World War II desertion death sentences to be carried out. Slovik was initially separated from his unit during an artillery attack. He rejoined them but deserted after being assigned to the front lines. He later confessed in writing that he would do it again and refused offers to destroy his note and return to battle. How old was Slovik when he died? More...

The American military/government knows how many conscientious objectors they are keeping in prisons and under all kinds of duress, oppression and threats at this time of ours.
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When a soldier deserts, he abandons his post and his duty, not only to the job he is supposed to perform, but also to his fellow soldiers. Deserting leaves open the possibility of death for his comrades.

If a soldier hasn't the backbone for combat, there are steps that can be taken to avoid being shipped out to the theater. But he shouldn't wait until after arriving there, only to abandon his fellow soldiers who are depending on him for their lives.

This is especially true in today's volunteer services. To desert, and especially to desert and go to the enemy, is the worst kind of offense, such as beau bergdahl did. I won't even capitalize his name. He doesn't deserve that much respect. He doesn't deserve ANY respect, and would get none from me. He is the rankest of cowards.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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