Updated: Friday, 17 Apr 2009, 6:02 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 17 Apr 2009, 3:39 PM CDT
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay soldier who went AWOL earlier this year has learned his punishment.
For several weeks, 28-year-old Kristoffer Walker refused to
return to Iraq, while he was home from leave. He told FOX 11, the
war in Iraq is immoral.
Walker eventually did return to be with his comrades. However, the U.S. Army said the damage was done, and has now handed down what it says is a serious punishment.
A spokesperson with the U.S. Army said Kristoffer Walker has been demoted several ranks from Specialist to Private, but that's just part of his punishment.
The Army also said Walker will be fined in the form of docked
pay. For two months he will get half of his usual paycheck.
In addition, he will also be confined to an Army base for 45 days. That means he can't leave the base and may have additional duties during that time.
Though Army officials do not know when that confinement will actually start.
Right now, Walker is on medical leave from Iraq though officials won't give details on his medical condition.
Once he is healthy, Army officials said he will begin the base confinement.
Kristoffer Walker was unavailable for comment on Friday, though his mother tells FOX 11 her son was aware of the severity of his absence and that he was ready for any consequences handed down from the U.S. Army.