Fort Carson Soldier Pleads Guilty To Desertion

By: KKTV/Associated Press
By: KKTV/Associated Press

A Fort Carson soldier has pleaded guilty to desertion after fleeing to Canada to avoid a second tour of duty in the Iraq war.

PFC Kimberly Rivera entered her plea Monday and was sentenced to 10 months in prison and a bad-conduct discharge.

The 30-year-old has said she became disillusioned with the U.S. mission in Iraq while serving there in 2006.

During a two-week leave in the U.S. in 2007, Rivera crossed the Canadian border after she was ordered to serve another tour in Iraq. She applied for refugee status but was denied.

She was the first female U.S. Army soldier to flee to Canada to avoid a second tour of duty in the Iraq war.
.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 205203811 - kktv.com/a?a=205203811
Gray Television, Inc.