Camilo Mejia and Nicaragua – Part 1 – Ep 123
The guys and I host Camilo Mejia, former U.S. Army soldier, conscientious objector, and native of Nicaragua, who shares his story of dissent within the ranks of the military as one of the very first conscientious objectors of Iraq War II. Part 2 comes out next week!!!
Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Sergeant Camilo Mejia: https://amzn.to/3e94sMy
Camilo Mejia was born in Nicaragua but moved to the US as an adolescent. Shortly after graduating from high school, after only two college semesters, he joined the U.S. Military and was eventually deployed to Iraq in 2003. After five months in active combat, including posts in Baghdad, al Haditha, al Assad, and al Ramadi he was sent home on leave, where he recognized and publicly condemned the Iraq war as criminal and immoral. He was subsequently court-martialed and charged with desertion, and sent to serve nine months of incarceration at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Mejia lives in Miami and continues to actively speak out against U.S. imperialism.
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