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Former AWOL Soldier To Speak About His Experience In Iraq
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:30am to Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 1:30pm

FORMER AWOL SOLDIER TO SPEAK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE IN IRAQ AND RALLY SUPPORT FOR LT. WATADA

On Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 11:30 am, IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War) members, Darrell Anderson, Dennis Kyne and Ethan Crowell will perform music and speak at the PSU Parkway Commons North, SMU 101, 1825 SW Broadway, PDX.

Darrell Anderson became a war resister after going AWOL in January 2005, spending 18 months in exile in Canada. Darrell was discharged without court martial in October 2006, and is still coping with the effects of fighting in an unjust war. Darrell will tell his personal account of the War in Iraq, his experiences as a war resister in Canada, his return to the U.S. to support other war resisters and his process of readjusting to civilian life.

Dennis Kyne is a combat veteran, author, musician, co-founder of New Orleans Voices for Peace and a speaker living in San Jose, CA. Kyne is recognized as an authority on the critique of illegal combat operations, unlawful orders and trainee abuse due to his experience as a US Army Drill Sergeant. He also is recognized around the world as a leader in exposing the depleted uranium scandal that has plagued all species and the earth. Ethan Crowell is a veteran of the USCG. He was a Radarman 2nd class on the USCGC Morgenthau from 2002-2004. His service included Anti-Terrorism Training Patrols in Southeast Asia, South Pacific Drug Interdiction Patrols, Alaskan Fisheries, US-Russian Maritime Boundary Line Patrols and Port Security Operations.

This event is sponsored by SUN (Students United for Nonviolence). Donations of $5-$10 are accepted to raise funds for the IVAW bus tour (see www.ivawdeployed.org), but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information about this event or about SUN, please contact visionscoach@yahoo.com or call (503) 757.6369.