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JAMES YEE

November 11, 2013 - 3:00pm
Prairie Lights

James Yee served as the U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain for the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in 2003. A graduate of West Point, Captain Yee objected to the torture of Guantanamo prisoners. Subsequently after a very public and high profile arrest, he was imprisoned for 76 days in solitary confinement and falsely accused of aiding the terrorist enemy. Months of government investigation led to all criminal charges being dropped. In January 2005, Chaplain Yee tendered his resignation from the U.S. Army and received an Honorable Discharge.

Chaplain Yee authored the book For God And Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire, a gripping account of his Guantanamo experience and struggle for justice. He was featured in TIME Magazine’s special 9/ll tenth anniversary issue and the CNN/HBO documentary “Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience.”

Captain James Yee holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations.