Travis Bishop, War Resister

Travis Bishop is from Louisville, Kentucky and enlisted in the military in April of 2004. He was deployed to Korea in October 2004 for one year and was then transferred to Ft. Hood and the 3rd Signal Brigade in November 2005. Travis deployed to Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq from August 2006-2007. In February 2008, he was transferred to the 57th Signal Battalion. He has served 5 years active duty in the United States Army and has recently refused orders to Afghanistan based on religious reasons. He is currently stationed at Ft. Hood, TX.

Statement

“Why am I doing what I’m doing? Why am I resisting? Refusing? It wasn’t so long ago that I deployed to Iraq in support of the war on terror. I didn’t refuse then. Like a good Soldier, I did what I was told, and I spent 14 months stationed in Baghdad. It was a quiet enough deployment, I suppose. Mortars and rockets flew over the walls with unnerving frequency, but otherwise, it felt more like a move to a different duty station than a deployment to a warzone.” Read more.

Victor Agosto, War Resister

Victor Agosto is from Miami, FL and joined the military in August 2005. A member of C Company, 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Victor was deployed to FOB Q’West in Iraq for 13 months. He has currently served 3 years and 10 months active duty in the United States Army. Victor has recently refused orders to Afghanistan based on moral reasons. He is stationed at Ft. Hood, TX.

Statement

“There is no way I will deploy to Afghanistan. The occupation is immoral and unjust. It does not make the American people any safer. It has the opposite effect.”