Recently I received this from Yvette Coil (see below) detailing what she and her husband went thru when Tim (her husband) after filing for Conscientious Objector status. As you will see in reading this, Tim and Yvette were put through a "meat-grinder" and never did receive C.O. status. Ultimately he did receive an Honorable discharge, but then Tim's enlistment was up anyway by that time.
Yvette has given me permission to disseminate this in the hopes it will help to enlighten people about the "what's, how-comes, where-fore's" of applying for C.O. status. She is also willing to correspond and share the ins and outs of the process for those who wish to attempt taking on the process of filing for C.O. status.
POAC fully supports any and all that wish to file as C.O.'s and will be providing more info along with resources to be of assistance in the filing in the not to distant future. We are in process of pulling that all together.
Jack | POAC co-editor
A Vet: Profile of Conscientious Objectors
from Ohio, Tim joined the Army in 1985 and reenlisted for a second tour
after marrying Yvette. In Nürnburg, Germany, where they were stationed,
the Coils began attending church and studying the Bible. As the build-up
toward war in the Gulf got underway, Tim befriended a soldier applying for
conscientious objector status. At the same time, Tim's sister passed away
and Yvette was pregnant with their first child.
commanding officers were not happy about this realization. "'We'll drag
you down there, or you'll go to prison,'" Tim remembers one yelling.
Not certain of his options, he went to the Gulf but refused to carry a
He was harassed and taunted by other Americans, and one day he overheard
two colleagues discussing shooting him and blaming his death on a sniper.
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