On November 17, 2021, Lance Corporal Jordan Dedo received his discharge from the United States Marine Corps.   But instead of it being a time of anticipation and moving forward after his service in the Corps, it was the beginning of a new battle for LCpl Dedo.

Why? Because Jordan Dedo was discharged for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination.

As Veterans, we all can recall lining up, holding our breath, and getting shot with air guns filled with vaccines and God only knows what else.  It was a part of the program.  We were technically government property and we accepted that as part of our service.  However, there were medical and religious exemptions allowed and those recruits stood off to the side while the rest of us received the ‘secret sauce.’

Vaccine Ethics

Dr. Robert Malone, physician, and inventor of the mRNA vaccine technology, warns that new data is now showing that the COVID vaccines are causing antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE).  He also stated in an interview with The Epoch Times in January of 2022, “The masses formed around the idea that the vaccines are going to magically relieve them of this problem, which is infection of SARS Covid 2.  The Government is not allowing the true data on risk to be distributed.” Dr. Malone went on to state, “there is no licensed vaccine (for Covid-19) in the United States, it is all emergency use authorization (or EUA).”  This means that all COVID-19 vaccines are still in the experimental stage of research.

Nuremberg Code and Helsinki Accord says, you cannot mandate that someone accept an experimental medical product without full informed consent and willing acceptance of the risks and goes completely against Bioethics.

The Nuremberg Military Tribunal’s decision in the case of the United States v Karl Brandt et al. includes what is now called the Nuremberg Code, a ten-point statement delimiting permissible medical experimentation on human subjects. According to this statement, humane experimentation is justified only if its results benefit society and it is carried out in accord with basic principles that “satisfy moral, ethical, and legal concepts.”[i]

The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion, and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.

According to the Helsinki Accord, adopted by the World Medical Association, items 7 & 8 are as follows:

  1. Medical research is subject to ethical standards that promote and ensure respect for all human subjects and protect their health and rights.
  2. While the primary purpose of medical research is to generate new knowledge, this goal can never take precedence over the rights and interests of individual research subjects.[ii]

Choose This Day…

Stationed at Camp Pendleton in the 1st Transportation Battalion, LCpl Dedo loved the Corps and adored his brothers and sisters. He honestly thought he might make a career in the Marine Corps.

All that changed last August when the Biden Administration issued the sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandates within the DOD.

So why then did Jordan refuse the C-19 vaccine?  “It’s not about the vaccine, it’s about the forced mandate with something that is barely effective,” Jordan said.  LCpl Dedo did his research, and what he found gave him the courage to stand his ground, even if that meant being forcibly discharged from the Marine Corps.

The Lonely Road

With the wheels in motion, it started with a brief from the Battalion Commander issuing a verbal warning that the vaccine was required. Still standing his ground, he was then required to sign a page 11 and ‘non-Req’, a document that states a Marine would not be eligible for promotion.  Several days later, Jordan met with the Battalion Commander who issued a 6105, giving him 5 days to fix the discrepancies, if he and the others still refused the vaccine, administrative separation would begin immediately.

Some of the men had filed exemptions either for religious or medical reasons, but Jordan said, “in October a MarAdmin came down and it stated that no matter whether you claim a religious exemption or medical exemption, they were to be denied and the individual was to be administratively discharged via involuntary separation.”

Jordan stood strong in his convictions, but “It was a lonely journey, I was ostracized from my brothers,” he said.

As his discharged progressed, there was more punitive salt to be poured into this open wound… Jordan was ordered to turn in his uniforms.  All of them!  The uniforms that he not only bought and paid for, but more importantly, the uniforms he earned as a Marine!

Jordan contacted a JAG Lawyer and they had spoken to MLG (Marine Logistic Group), MLG said do not turn in any of your uniforms, and yet the next day, MLG sent down order that yes, in fact all uniforms must be turned in.

The final nail in the coffin came on November 17th, when Jordan was told he would receive a General Discharge under Honorable conditions, and yet the separation code on his DD-214 is designated as JKQ1 or Misconduct under the auspice of Commission of a Serious offense. He is disqualified from ever serving in the Military again and the cherry on top, they took away his GI Bill and all the money he had paid into it during his service in the Corps.

All of this punitive damage to an otherwise exemplary Marine for simply for not wanting to be coerced into taking an experimental vaccine?  What in the hell is really going on?

Adapt & Overcome

LCpl Jordan Dedo may be down, but he is certainly not out.  As all Marines know, it’s time to adapt and overcome, and that is exactly what he is doing.  Jordan has made it his mission to speak out about what is really going on within our Military.

“The woke influence in the Marine Corps is demoralizing our most intense fighting force, we are setting up our young Marines to be victims of the brutality of our enemies by coddling them.  I have watched guys get NJP’d just for a damn fist fight.  I had superiors above me who are hard charging, but the ones sending down the orders, they are killing the Corps,” Jordan said…

Meanwhile, a case brought to Federal Court by 26 Navy Seals received a ‘stay’ in January 2022.

“The Navy service members in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect,” U.S. Judge Reed O’Connor, a George W. Bush nominee, said in his order (pdf) on Monday. “The COVID-19 pandemic provides the government no license to abrogate those freedoms. There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.”[iii]

*This story was first published in the SPRING 2022 issue of ©AT EASE! Veterans Magazine. All Rights Reserved.

[i] – “Permissible Medical Experiments.” Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under Control Council Law No. 10. Nuremberg October 1946 – April 1949, Washington. U.S. Government Printing Office (n.d.), vol. 2., pp. 181-182.

[ii] https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/

[iii] https://www.theepochtimes.com/federal-court-grants-navy-seals-temporary-injunction-in-lawsuit-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate_4191743.html?utm_source=ai&utm_medium=search