Soldier Say No!
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|Introduction||In 1968, while serving in the U.S. Army, I refused orders to the illegal, immoral war in Vietnam. A General Court Martial convicted me of two counts of refusing the same order, and sentenced me to 10 years in prison and a Dishonorable Discharge. In early 1969, I escaped from Fort Bragg, North Carolina and made my way to Montreal, then to Stockholm Sweden, and eventually back to Canada. I lived for 3 years each in Sweden and Canada, where I worked with other Vietnam war resisters to end the war in Vietnam and for amnesty for all war resisters. When I returned to the U.S. in 1975, campaigning for amnesty, my jail sentence was dropped. I have been an activist for peace and justice ever since. For the last four-and-a-half years I have spent much of my time in Canada, working with GIs who refused to fight in Iraq and are seeking refugee status in Canada. I serve as Director of Project Safe Haven, a network of Vietnam War resisters helping war resisters today. I am currently based in Seattle, Washington. I am available to travel, to speak, or for interviews. You can reach me by email at ProjectSafeHaven@hotmail.com, or call me at 206-499-1220.|
|Interests||War Resisters, GI Resistance, International Law, Antiwar Movement, U.S. War Resisters in Canada, AWOLs, Deserters, Refugees, Immigration, Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War|