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First Female Soldier To Flee the Military To Avoid War in Iraq Will Be Court Martialed

Pfc. Kimberly Rivera fled to Canada

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The first female soldier to flee the U.S. military for Canada to avoid the Iraq war is to be court-martialed Monday.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports ( http://bit.ly/12wpci6 ) Pfc. Kimberly Rivera is charged with desertion and faces up to five years in prison and a dishonorable discharge if convicted.

Rivera was assigned to Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Colorado and served in Iraq in 2006. She says she became disillusioned with the mission.

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One response to “First Female Soldier To Flee the Military To Avoid War in Iraq Will Be Court Martialed

  1. Send her to jail. She signed the contract and agreed to follow orders. If she had a pound of morality and an ounce of sense she just would have refused deployment, but not deserted and then dealt with the direct punishment.

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