Veterans

Submitted by tnjp on June 1, 2007 - 10:51am.

IVAW Member Adam Kokesh may lose his "Honorable" status over a protest
Click here to read Adam Kokesh's letter requesting support and a copy of the notice he recieved from the Marine Corps detailing the charges against him. [Below this release is his letter to Captain Sibert and Brigadier General Moore, who is the convening authority for the hearing.]

After participating in an Iraq Veterans Against the War demonstration in Washington, DC earlier this year at which he wore parts of his uniform, Adam received a warning from Major Whyte, who had been assigned to investigate the incident. His strongly worded email response (see below) resulted in the Marine Corps pursuing Adam's separation from his current Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) status with an Other Than Honorable discharge...

Submitted by tnjp on June 1, 2007 - 1:50am.

Friendly Fire - Raising questions about 9/11 gets an Army sergeant demoted for 'disloyalty' By STEPHEN C. WEBSTER
These days, Donald Buswell’s job is not as exciting or dangerous as it once was. For the past few months, his working hours have been spent taking care of some 40-plus wounded soldiers at San Antonio’s Fort Sam Houston medical center. The work is sometimes menial, even janitorial, but he doesn’t mind. After all, Buswell has been where these men are — three years ago, he too was recovering from wounds received in a battle zone in Iraq.

“I truly consider this an honor,” Buswell told his dad not long ago. Still, it’s not exactly where Buswell expected to be after 20 years of well-respected service in the Army.

Since joining the Army in 1987, he had risen to the rank of sergeant first class, serving in both Gulf Wars, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Korea. He ended up with shrapnel scars and a Purple Heart and, back in the U.S. after his last tour in Iraq, a job as intelligence analyst at Fort Sam Houston.

He couldn’t have foreseen that one e-mail could derail his career and put him on his way out of the Army. One e-mail, speculating about events that millions of people have questioned for the last six years, was all it took...

Submitted by tnjp on May 31, 2007 - 6:48am.



First Casualty, as in truth...

Submitted by tnjp on May 30, 2007 - 10:30am.


On May 23, at the Vietnam Veterans memorial fountain in downtown Chicago, the local chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War assembled and, ...

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