Many Military Heroes Will Suffer for the Rest of Their Lives

Sep 28, 2021

All members of the military are being told to get the COVID shots and there are NO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS. If they submit a religious exemption and refuse the shots, they will be dishonorably discharged.

We’re filing suit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and we need your help NOW. Unlike civilians who are forced to choose the jab or the job, our military heroes are facing the equivalent of felony charges, dishonorable discharge and military prison—no matter how long they’ve honorably served.

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John* is a colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. “I have 22 years and 3 months of active-duty service time,” he writes. His current service obligation ends Sept. 30, 2022, just one year from now.

But instead of looking forward to full military retirement with the appropriate honors and benefits he deserves, John is facing dishonorable discharge and confinement because he refuses to take the COVID jab.

He can’t retire early, and he can’t “quit.” John’s only choice is to get the shot or go to jail and be dishonorably discharged.

John isn’t alone. We are receiving desperate pleas for help from thousands of these defenders of freedom.

“Help us fight,” writes Samantha*, whose 82nd Airborne husband is four years from retirement with five deployments overseas, three of which were combat tours.

“Fear, rumors, and invalid, false information have seemed to be common themes” coming down from the Navy command structure, says Hannah, a Navy pilot in training. Commanders falsely told members on her base that the available shots are fully licensed and approved. And she has been warned that dishonorable discharge awaits all refusers.

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“I’ve never had UCMJ [Uniform Code of Military Justice] action against me during my career for not receiving any of the vaccines,” writes George*, who has served in the Army for eight years. But now he will face military prison if he refuses this shot like he did the earlier vaccines.

Kathy* wrote on behalf of her husband “whose retirement, health, freedoms and rights are all being threatened.” He’s served 19 years and is one year from retirement. “Service members are being told that federal law does not matter in regard to EUA vaccines. The Navy has made their decision.”

She asks how her husband and service members “even begin to fight this when they [the military] refuse to acknowledge or abide by federal laws.”

What is happening across our country, and particularly to our heroic service members, is worse than a science fiction movie. The level of propaganda and outright lies combined with the implementation of inhumane treatment for refusal to take the jab is beyond shocking.

Civilians face losing their jobs and retirement. Service members face that, too, but also felony charges, dishonorable discharge and military prison merely for requesting a religious exemption to which they are entitled.

These brave men and women of the military have sacrificed everything for us. They have dodged bullets and bombs, been bloodied and injured, and they have seen their unit members killed or dismembered. They have missed births and birthdays, Christmases, weddings and funerals.

They likely missed their children’s first words and first steps. And they have come back from the field of battle, exhausted and battered, only to face the ultimate insult—dishonorable discharge and military prison—for daring to claim the same religious freedom they fight to preserve for the rest of us!

Worse, many of these soldiers are being told they will be held in solitary confinement—where armed forces members are sometimes degraded by being stripped naked with “suicide prevention” as the pretext and forced to remain unclothed and alone for the term of their imprisonment.

Once freed, these armed forces members will carry a badge of dishonor for the rest of their lives. A military dishonorable discharge is like a death sentence. They will face humiliation and a lack of job prospects.

Imagine serving your country honorably only to be treated like a terrorist … simply for asking for a religious exemption to an ILLEGAL mandate!

The cruelty is unimaginable. It is no wonder that the military chaplains from whom we have heard are willing to go to jail for the members they serve. Many are deeply concerned that suicide rates will increase.


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Please pray for the people suffering under the strain of these mandates. And pray for the Liberty Counsel legal team.

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Ps. 84:11).

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

P.S. Don't forget to fax state and federal lawmakers to say NO MANDATORY COVID SHOTS OR VACCINE PASSPORTS.

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Spread the word for #WalkOutWednesday—a national protest for freedom. Stand with the frontline heroes using their lunch hours to line sidewalks protesting mandatory vaccinations. Go to to learn more!

*Names in this email have been changed for privacy.