“I, Pvt. Eddie D. Slovik, 36896415, confess to the desertion of the United States Army…” it began.
At CPAC, it was hard to find any declarations of defection or desertion should Romney win selection as GOP general-in-chief.
A general read aloud the order that Pvt. Eddie Slovik was to be executed for the crime of desertion.
“I believe I am the only colonel in the regular army who was ever court-martialed and convicted of desertion,” he laughed.
desertion from one's post is automatic grounds for execution.
The desertion of the king appears to have terrified rather than angered the nation.
But, talk as he might, in Johnny Rosenfeld's loyal heart there was no thought of desertion.
Misfortune in the family, or the lack of children, may be the reason for the desertion.
Should she desert her father, and could that desertion be a virtue?
Sickness, desertion, and the loss sustained at Guilford Courthouse had reduced his little army.
1590s, from Middle French désertion (early 15c.), from Late Latin desertionem (nominative desertio) "a forsaking, abandoning," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin deserere (see desert (v.)).