GREEN BAY - The Green Bay soldier who went AWOL earlier this year haslearned his punishment.
For several weeks, 28-year-old Kristoffer Walker refused toreturn to Iraq, while he was home from leave. He told FOX 11, thewar 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 handeddown what it says is a serious punishment.
A spokesperson with the U.S. Army said Kristoffer Walker hasbeen demoted several ranks from Specialist to Private, but that'sjust part of his punishment.
The Army also said Walker will be fined in the form of dockedpay. For two months he will get half of his usual paycheck.
In addition, he will also be confined to an Army base for 45days. That means he can't leave the base and may have additionalduties during that time.
Though Army officials do not know when that confinement willactually start.
Right now, Walker is on medical leave from Iraq thoughofficials won't give details on his medical condition.
Once he is healthy, Army officials said he will begin thebase confinement.
Kristoffer Walker was unavailable for comment on Friday,though his mother tells FOX 11 her son was aware of the severity ofhis absence and that he was ready for any consequences handed downfrom the U.S. Army.
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