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Sailor refused to learn how to fire gun due to 'immoral' Afghan war jailed 7 months

• Daily Mail
A Royal Navy medic was jailed for seven months today after he refused to draw a gun because he disagreed with the war in Afghanistan.

Leading Medical Advisor Michael Lyons disobeyed the order by an officer to pick up an SA80 as part of rifle training on the grounds that it was 'against his moral beliefs.'

Lyons, 25, told a court martial he became disillusioned with the service after reading about troops killing civilians on whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
Entered on: [h/t Bill Anderson on LRC] "the Seventh Day Adventist who during World War II refused to pick up any weapon, yet [as a medic] won the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery beyond belief...."

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