This is a video of the march against the Iraq war in San Francisco, USA, on 3/18/07.
From Associated Press:
Soldier Shoots Himself to Avoid Iraq
NY Soldier Shoots Himself in the Leg to Avoid Returning to Iraq
A soldier who recently returned from Iraq has admitted he paid someone $500 to shoot him in the leg so he could avoid returning for another tour.
Jonathan Aponte, 20, claimed he had been robbed and shot but changed his story when police questioned him, authorities said. Aponte, who was facing another eight-month tour, had been scheduled to leave last Monday.
“As far as being shot at every day, I think it’s better,” Aponte told WCBS-TV in an interview that aired Friday. “Mentally I can’t do it anymore. I can’t handle it anymore.”