Benjamin Salmon, WWI American Catholic Conscientious Objector
For John Dear's brief bio onBen Salmon and the Army of Peace John Dear S.J. from the National Catholic Reporter,|Feb. 23, 2010, see: http://ncronline.org/blogs/road-peace/ben-salmon-and-army-peace
Also for text of a play authored by Jack Gilroy, Member, Franz Jagerstatter People for Breaking the Silence, see:
Sentenced to Death For Not Killing: The Ben Salmon Story: Ben Salmon, a WWI, Denver, Colorado Catholic, refused to partake in the killing of another human being. He was arrested, sentenced to death (reduced to 25 yrs hard labor) and tortured for his humanitarian and religious belief that killing is immoral.