FORT BRAGG, NC – A lieutenant colonel in the United States Army is calling it quits on a 19-year career in what he refers to as a protest of the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all members of the country’s military.
In his resignation letter – a copy of which his wife posted to her Twitter account – Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague claimed that the vaccine mandate represents the “Marxist takeover of the military,” and is so incensed over this perception that he decided to quit just one year shy of being able to draw a pension.
“First, and foremost, I am incapable of subjecting myself to the unlawful, unethical, immoral and tyrannical order to sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgment,” Hague said in the letter. “It is impossible for this so-called ‘vaccine’ to have been studied adequately to determine the long-term effects.”
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Hague, who is stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, listed several other reasons in his letter for walking away from his career in the military, such as “an ideologically Marxist takeover of the United States government at their upper echelons” and “a complete lack of confidence” in the Biden administration, blaming it for the deaths of 13 U.S. service members in the August Kabul suicide bombing.
“I would like nothing more than to continue in the Army to reach my 20 years of active federal service and retire with my pension,” his letter read. “However, I instead will join those who have served before me in pledging my Life, my Fortune, and my Sacred Honor to continue resisting the eternal and ever-mutable forms of oppression and tyranny – both from enemies outside our nation‘s borders, and those within.”
Hague reportedly submitted the letter on August 30, and that the process of his resignation is currently making its way up the chain of command.
It was announced on August 23 that the Biden Administration had directed the Pentagon to mandate COVID-19 vaccine to all members of the military.