A Florida National Guard soldier who left his unit in Iraq is facing a court martial at Fort Stewart. Court proceedings against 28 year old Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia are expected to begin Wednesday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m.
Mejia was with the First Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment. He went AWOL during a two-week break in the United States last October. If he's convicted on desertion charges, he could go to prison for a year and be discharged from the Army for bad conduct.