I think this story sounds made up. Two big problems with it. (1) If this was a widespread and as terrible as this sounds you can bet it would be on every news program and (2) this whole business of "Mr. Delgado, who eventually got conscientious objector status and was honorably discharged last January" is so extremely unlikely that you would have a better chance of winning the lottery and getting struck by lightning the same day.
"Do not forget your dogs of war, your big guns, which are the most-to-be respected arguments of the rights of kings."
- Frederick the Great, King of Prussia