“Benderman said he begged an officer to stop and help the girl, but was told that the unit couldn't spare its limited medical supplies.”I had to look at that little girl, look into her eyes, and in her eyes I saw the TRUTH. I cannot kill," Benderman wrote in his application [for conscientious objector status].” From “Breaking Ranks to Shun War,” by David Zucchino, LA Times, 2/7/05
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