Tucson AZ -
I served as a Marine Infantry man from 2002 to 2006. During my time I was deployed to Iraq for the U.S. Invasion and once again later during my enlistment to Fallujah. Between those deployments I also served at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. After being discharged in 2006 I became focused on school work and activism. In 2007 Thomas Buonomo and I formed Iraq Veterans Against the War's 34th Chapter in Rochester, New York.
E4 (Corporal) USMC Active Duty
2nd Marine Division
2nd Platoon and...
Decatur TN - I served in the Army from 2001-2006 I deployed to Kuwait before the war and twice to Iraq in 2003 and 2005. I joined IVAW because I'm angry about being lied to about WMD's and other reasons for invading. I'm angry about being taken away from my family for no good reason. I'm angry about sacrificing a lot for no good reason. I am most angry about all the lives; American, Iraqi, and Afghan that were sacrificed for no good reason.
No more war for profit.
No more dehumanization.
No more explosive liberation.
Brooklyn NY - I served in the Marine Corps from 2001 to 2006 as a helicopter mechanic and completed two tours in Iraq. My experience guarding Iraqi "friendlies" engaged in manual labor on the FOB I served on and their subsequent treatment by the military dramatically changed my views about the wars in the Middle East and American foreign policy.
After exiting the Corps I attended school and worked in San Francisco for 6 years. While on the West Coast I helped reignite the Bay Area Chapter of IVAW in 2011 and later responded with my fellow members to Scott...