“When I was in medic training, the My Lai Massacre hit the front pages. … All of us, including me, were devastated by it. We were utterly horrified by it. It left no doubt what we should believe about the war. Then with my lawyer, I went and turned myself in to the Presidio stockade, and refused orders to Vietnam.”
“Moral injury is the realization years later that you were part of it, that you are culpable for some of these things. So I refer to some guys as sociopaths and stuff like that. But where was I? Why didn’t I intervene…Why didn’t I stop that? I didn’t.”
"There was a lot of guilt that I didn't have the courage to stand up on the day that we killed those people," explains Paul Cox. "But I decided I'm not gonna be quiet anymore. And I haven't been quiet since."