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September 16th, 2011  
Chief Bones
 
 

While the title of the AP piece would lead you to believe that Meyer and his buddy were guilty of disobeying orders while in a combat zone, the UCMJ does allow a military man/woman to disobey an order that they feel is "unlawful".

October 02, 2006

American Soldiers Are Required to Disobey Unlawful Orders

Jim Macdonald writes:
Making Light: ATTENTION US MILITARY PERSONNEL: You are not required to obey an unlawful order.
You are required to disobey an unlawful order.


For more:
http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oGd...an_soldie.html


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I agree with Meyer's decision to disobey the order NOT to go into the fire zone. When your comrades are pinned down or under attack, to order a warrior to abrogate his reason for being (an unlawful order as far as I am concerned), then it is the responsibility of any military man/woman to make a personal decision to disregard the order.

I applaud the decision to Award this brave Marine the Medal of Honor.

Semper Fi young man ... Semper Fi.
 
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