Soldiers were discriminated, discharged for religious reasons

Benefits will be affected

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Three Bakersfield soldiers of the U.S.S. Nimitz received a general discharge from their duties after they were discriminated against for religious reasons.

The soldiers were reportedly discriminated against and discharged because of their religious beliefs as Seventh-day Adventists.  As Adventists, their day of worship was Saturday morning which conflicted with their duties.

Two of the soldiers served a term of 3-years and 11-months. The third soldier served a year and a half in the NAVY. 

According to the soldiers, the discharge will affect their post-duty benefits.


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