U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Conscientious objector

Someone who objects to combat on religious grounds. (background) They can serve in non-combatant positions (including service on the battlefield as a corpsman or other unarmed person) or they can serve in non-military public service assignments. They are usually not slackers or traitors and deserve respect for making difficult decisions before getting someone hurt or killed in combat.

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