Ashton DeFusco's Photos and Conscientious Objection Essay

Please listen to episode 006 to hear Ashton DeFusco's story about leaving the military. Below are some pictures of her and also a copy of her essay she wrote to apply for conscientious objection.

May 2011, Camp Ripley Minnesota. 16 years old, training for boot camp.

May 2011, Camp Ripley Minnesota. 16 years old, training for boot camp.

November 2012, Pensacola Florida. Military occupational specialty (MOS) training.

November 2012, Pensacola Florida. Military occupational specialty (MOS) training.

March 2013, Camp Pendleton California. 

March 2013, Camp Pendleton California. 

January 2014, Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan. Two months into her deployment. 

January 2014, Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan. Two months into her deployment. 

30 October 2015, "The day I became a civilian! One of the happiest days of my life."

30 October 2015, "The day I became a civilian! One of the happiest days of my life."

November 2015, Haiku Maui. One month after getting out of the Marine Corps.

November 2015, Haiku Maui. One month after getting out of the Marine Corps.