Paul’s Perambulations

February 21, 2014

Conscientious Objectors and soldiers both can die in wartime.

Filed under: Peace,Politics,Religion — admin @ 10:43 am

Both Conscientious Objectors and soldiers die in wartime. I believe that COs’ sacrifice is the more meaningful. I respect the memory of the many COs I have known, some from my own Quaker Meeting including WWII COs Ross Tuttle (volunteered for medical experiments with lice placed in his underwear), Dixon Werner (an unarmed medic), Bill Hargrave, Walter Isard (orderly in psychiatric hospital, working to reform patient care) and others. My Meeting also included Ray Moore, a WWI CO medic whose life was changed when his partner was shot dead beside him in the ambulance. They are often called cowards and treated badly by a public that hates them and fears their influence and integrity,, while in fact real COs are generally the bravest of men.

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