During the first world war soldiers who refused to follow illegal orders were summarily shot for cowardice by their superior officers.
Thankfully, times have changed. Lance Corporal Joe Glenton is refusing to return to increasingly-bloody Afghanistan, and will address protesters at a 'Stop The War' demo in London later today - in direct defiance of orders.
His punishment will be a Court Martial and, probably, imprisonment for a while.
But for having the courage to stand up and say he's nor prepared to put his - and his colleagues - lives on the line for an obscure and unachievable goal, I think he deserves a medal for bravery.
It's Gordon Brown (who must be increasingly worried that even the armed forces are turning against the war) who should be on trial.