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The attached notice from a 1944 issue of YANK MAGAZINE can be printed or read on screen if you prefer; the article is accompanied by a photo of Lew Ayres (1908 - 1996: Ayres is best remembered for his performance in "All Quiet on the Western Front") wearing his Army togs while performing his tasks as a chaplain's assistant on Wake Island (New Guinea).

"'I am still a conscientious objector to war,' Ayres says. He went to a camp for conchies at Wyeth, Oregon early in 1942 but volunteered a short time later for medical service. After training as a hospital ward attendant and then becoming an instructor at Camp Barkley, Texas, the ex-movie actor shipped overseas as a staff sergeant."

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Actor Lew Ayres: Conscientious Objector (Yank Magazine, 1944)

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