“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.
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.)).