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Orthodox Soldier Opposing Vietnam War Gets Honorable Discharge

March 9, 1967
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Pvt. Robert Levy, 22, a medical technician who went on a hunger strike last month to protest the war in Vietnam, has been given an honorable discharge, officials at Madigan General Hospital disclosed here today. The Kansas City, Mo., soldier, who said that, as an Orthodox Jew, he opposed the war, was confined in the army hospital.

The hospital officials said that Levy had been given an administrative discharge because of his “unsuitability for military service.” Such a discharge is considered to be honorable. Levy, who was a volunteer and served 18 months in the armed forces of the United States was given medical and psychiatric tests during his confinement.

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