It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
American Iraq veteran Andre Shepherd shocked fellow servicemen when he walked off his military base in Germany and deserted the US army.
Now he is causing even more of a stir by applying for the right of asylum in Germany.
He enlisted in 2004 with the hope of flying the Apaches, but was urged to become a mechanic first.
Andre Shepherd is a 31-year-old U.S. Army specialist, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He joined the Army in January 2004, and served in Iraq between September 2004 and February 2005.
The former helicopter mechanic WAS part of the 412th Aviation Support Battalion. In 2005, he was a desk jockey in Germany, and after much thought, went AWOL, stating “I could not in good conscience continue to serve.”