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03/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

US Army Deserter Seeks Asylum In Germany

A US army deserter will go before German officials to request political asylum on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Andre Shepherd, 31, said he went absent without leave (AWOL) after being told he would be deployed to Iraq for a second time.

Shepherd said he deeply opposes the US-led invasion of Iraq and that he could not continue to serve in what he called a "completely illegal war."

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