Soldier Won't Deploy Unless Obama Shows Birth Certificate

Soldier's Parents Are Obama Supporters

A Greeley native who said he's a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army said he won't go to Afghanistan until President Barack Obama provides his birth certificate showing he's eligible to hold office.

Terry Lakin told The Associated Press that he works at the Pentagon's DiLorenzo TRICARE Health Clinic and is attached to a headquarters company at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

In a video posted on YouTube, Lakin said he's an 18-year Army veteran who's "choosing to disobey" orders he said are illegal, including an order to deploy to Afghanistan at "great peril" to his career and future.

"For the first time in all my years of service to our great nation, and at great peril to my career and future, I am choosing to disobey what I believe are illegal orders, including an order to deploy to Afghanistan for my second tour of duty there," Lakin said in the video.

"I am inviting my own court-martial," Larkin said.

Lakin's father, Frank Lakin of Greeley, said his son's video wasn't representative of the family.

"This does not reflect the opinions or the attitude of the family by any means," Frank Lakin told the Greeley Tribune. "We're Obama supporters."

Officials at the Pentagon and at Walter Reed did not immediately return messages.

A Web site to support Lakin's cause,, has been collecting donations for Lakin's defense fund. The site claims it must raise $50,000 in the next 10 days.

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