Soldier Facing Court Martial for Refusing to Return to Iraq

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/17/2008

Private First Class James Burmeister of Eugene Oregon is currently Locked in a military prison in Kentucky for refusing to return to Iraq. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

  Burmeister suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  He was classified by the military as AWOL  -- Absent Without Leave -- while seeking asylum in Canada.

For this and his refusal to return to Iraq, he faces a court martial.

KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund spoke with Burmeister's mother, Helen, today about her son's case:

 

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