I Was a Conscientious Objector
While I was not actively involved in the movement, I registered
with the Selective Service as a 1AO (non-combatant). As a result, I was
sent to Ft.Sam Houston, Texas, for training as a medic. Most of us were
subjected to a lot of expletives from some, however, there were others who
respected our beliefs. I lost many friends in the war who were medics. I
spent my time at Ft. Sam Houston as a medical instructor due to my degree.
I trained the Green Berets, Screaming Eagles, et al. I prided myself in the
fact that I trained troops how to save lives...not take them. I feel those
that were in the anti-war movement were brave people, however, I feel those
who wore the uniform as a non-combatant were brave as well.
Select this to read [the Whole Story].