Desmond T. Doss received his draft notice in April of 1942 but his religious convictions were at odds with the idea of killing. He was given Conscientious Objector status due to his religious beliefs, yet, as strange as it may seem, he decided to remain in the Army only if he could be a medic.
The Conscientious Objector prisoner barracks at Fort Douglas, Utah, 1919-Mennonites. - 130 Mennonites who refused the draft were court-martialed and sentenced to 10-30 years at Leavenworth. Four of them were placed in solitary confinement at Alcatraz, were denied adequate food and drink, and required to stand all day with their arms chained to bars above their heads. Forced to sleep on cold, damp stone floors, two of them died from pneumonia.
Muhammad Ali in Houston in 1967, to refuse Army induction (the old city hall building in background). Ali said he was a conscientious objector who would not serve in the Army of a country that treated members of his race as second-class citizens.
Sanders Applied for 'Conscientious Objector' Status During Vietnam