Soldier Seeks Conscientious Objector Status

A local soldier has refused to go back to Iraq with his unit and is seeking a discharge as a conscientious objector. Army sergeant Kevin Benerman is stationed at Fort Stewart. He returned from Iraq 15 months ago and was getting ready to go back when he told his commanders he wanted out.

Benderman says he is still haunted by the images from his first deployment and would rather be called a coward than go back.

Reported by: Nicole MacMillan, nmacmillan@wtoc.com