Dwight Hanawalt was interned during WWII in CPS Camp 21, Cascade Locks, OR.
"I suppose that it's been in my thinking [Conscientious Objection] since the time I was a small lad, which was after WWI. I had an uncle, my mother's youngest brother, who was a CO in WWI at a time when they were put in prison. He was furloughed out on a dairy farm, I think. I'm not sure how that operated at the time, but being a member of the Church of the Brethren, I was certainly aware from the get-go about this particular point of view. I would have to say that I grew up in a family that was very, very oriented to thinking about your neighbor.
"So once I got thinking about it and the possibility that we might have to go to war, I would say four, five, six years before WWII started, I was pretty much aware that if I were ever asked to be a soldier that I would become a Conscientious Objector. And so it was that I built my own intellectual points of view, or you might say my faith points of view, that when the time came it wasn't something that I suddenly latched on to."
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