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.