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The Wagon Wheel: A Karmic Journey of Redemption

The Wagon Wheel: A Karmic Journey of Redemption

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The Wagon Wheel: A Karmic Journey of Redemption

In March 1969, in the intersection of five canals in the Mekong Delta, I helped kill seven people in three sampans by directing artillery fire on them. Under the law of war, this was justifiable homicide. Years later, I realized that my actions had violated my own moral code, and I was overcome with guilt. Thus began my karmic journey of redemption.

James R. Holbrook is a clinical professor at the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and has taught courses on conflict resolution for many years, as well as training for judges and lawyers from a number of countries around the world. For more than three decades, Holbrook practiced law and has worked as a mediator and arbitrator. He fought in combat in Vietnam in 1969 and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for Valor.

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