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Female war deserter faces court martial

(COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE) A Fort Carson soldier who became the first woman to flee to Canada to avoid a second tour in Iraq will face a court martial Monday.

Pfc. Kimberly Rivera, who is assigned to the post’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is charged with desertion.

Rivera went to Canada in February 2007 after saying she could no longer support the mission in Iraq, where she had served a year earlier, The Associated Press reported.