Going AWOL: A Conscientious Objector Joins Lions of Liberty


May 2, 2016—In today’s episode, host Marc Clair welcomes James Newcomb back to the show to update us on his attempt to get out of his U.S. Army service as a conscientious objector.

James first shared his story with us back in episode 92. In that show, he described how his passion for playing the trumpet eventually led to serving in the U.S. army as a trumpeter, and how his shifting beliefs eventually led him to seek his release as a conscientious objector.

Today James gives us an update on just how he was eventually able to get out of the Army – and let’s just say it didn’t go according to plan! James describes the difficulty he had going through the process, the obstacles that were put in his way, and how he eventually had to undertake a drastic action in order to finally be freed from his service.

This is a deeply personal story that you won’t want to miss!

Do you think a conscientious objector should be allowed to leave the military without a penalty? Comment below!

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