Thomas Kerl: Examination

Kerl’s clash with the government was small compared to
others who spoke out against the war. But his message
resonates. Examining Kerl’s life is my attempt to show how easily
the government was able to establish a narrative, and how
questioning that narrative resulted in a criminal prosecution akin
to treason. The official explanation for the war that justified
thousands of young men dying on the battlefield and that created
millions who suffered depredation requires a careful examination
of what was thought to be the truth.