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Tomas Young, Rest in Peace
There were 8,920,000 military veterans in the United States as of last June, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sometime last Sunday or Monday, hours before Veterans Day began, that number dropped by one, when Tomas Young died at home in Seattle, with his wife by his side. He was one...
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The Last Letter
A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran
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Iraq War Veteran, Outspoken War Critic Tomas Young Dead at 34
On how he wanted to be remembered: 'I fought as hard as I could to keep another me from coming back to Iraq'
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Why Do We Keep Thanking the Troops?
"Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…"
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One My Lai a Month
“When somebody asks, ‘Why do you do it to a gook, why do you do this to people?’ your answer is, ‘So what, they’re just gooks, they’re not people. It doesn’t make any difference what you do to them; they’re not human.’ “And this thing is built into you,” Cpl. John Geymann testified almost 44 years...
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Not Just a Statistic: Remembering Our Friend and Afghanistan Veteran Jacob George
This is just one of many article's remembering our friend, Afghanistan war veteran, healer, and activist Jacob George. Please also see " Remembering Jacob George " by Jacob's close friend and fellow Iraq Veterans Against the War and Afghanistan Veterans Against the War (AVAW) Committee member Brock...
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'War is the Antithesis of Motherhood:' A Voice From Puerto Rico
Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War , along with allies from various peace and justice organizations, congregated at the Woodbine Ecological Center in Sadalia, Colorado last month to attend the 2014 IVAW National Convention and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the post-9/11-era anti-war...
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'The War is Not Over': Many Vietnam Veterans Still Afflicted by PTSD
Research finds that combat stress affects 11 percent of Vietnam veterans
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Millions of Soldiers and Veterans in Trouble
Despite the July 4 tributes, millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble. Twenty two veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration. A study by the Los Angeles Times found veterans are more than twice as likely as other civilians to commit suicide ...
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Want to Prevent PTSD? End Unbridled US Militarism
Because my 33​-​year-old father was on the verge of embarking for Europe and the allied invasion of Italy, my birth certificate reads: U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia. When he finally returned, PFC Lee Olson's decorations included a Purple Heart Medal for ​​shrapnel wounds suffered from a...
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