Lt. Colonel Resigns Instead of Submitting to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate, Forfeits Pension


Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague resigned from the Army — forfeiting his pension by cutting short a 19-year career — in protest of the Pentagon’s sweeping vaccine mandate.

Hague’s resignation garnered attention after his wife tweeted images of the letter he sent to his superiors.

“My lieutenant colonel husband has resigned,” Katie Phipps Hague tweeted Thursday. “He’s walking away from all he’s worked for and believed in since he was an ROTC kid at [the University of Georgia]. He’s walking away from his retirement.”

The memo is dated Aug. 23 — the day the Pentagon announced that all service members would be required to get the shot — but Hague told Fox News her husband sent it a week later.

Hague said there were several reasons for her husband’s departure. “He didn’t resign over a vaccine,” she said in response to social media users who asked why he didn’t protest the other vaccines required to serve in the military.

“He said he felt the vaccine was being used as a political tool to divide and segregate Americans. He then went on to list many other reasons for his resignation — none of which have anything to do with vaccines,” she said.

Hague’s letter indeed lists several reasons for his resignation, though he led with his objections to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

“First, and foremost, I am incapable of subjecting myself to the unlawful, unethical, immoral and tyrannical order to sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgment,” Hague, who is based in Fort Bragg, South Carolina, wrote.

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