By HistoryNet Staff 9/12/2017 •
During World War II the American Army executed this number of soldiers for desertion.
One. During the war 21,049 soldiers were convicted of desertion. Pvt. Eddie Slovik was the only one executed and became the first US soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War.
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