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03/18/05

Benderman Will Face Court-Martial in May

A trial date has been set in the case of a Fort Stewart soldier who refused to go back to Iraq. Sgt. Kevin Benderman's court-martial will begin May 12.

Benderman joined the Third Infantry Division in 2003. He filed for conscientious objector status a year later after a tour of duty in Iraq. He says he couldn't go back after everything he had seen there.

Benderman faces seven years in prison, a reduction in rank and a dishonorable discharge.

Reported by: Tarcia Bush, tbush@wtoc.com

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