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    the Czech border Read Gilroy s The Making of a War Resister Laura Slattery Laura Slattery graduated from the U S Military Academy at West Point NY in 1988 Slattery served with the Medical Service Corps she left the military in 1991 She now works with Pace e Bene an organization dedicated to the practice of active nonviolence as a process for cultural transformation Slattery s Betrayal explains her very difficult decision to hang her battle dress uniform on the fence of Fort Benning GA in November 2001 Photo is used with permission of Linda Panetta of SOA Watch NE and Optical Realities Wayne Wittman Wayne Wittman was a Navy hospital corpsman in 1950 when he posed with his mother and sisters Wittman had hopes that his experience as hospital corpsman would give him a feel for the medical profession but he also longed to make the Navy his career In Refusing Complicity Choosing Service Wittman explains how his career and perspective changed He is active now with Veterans for Peace and SOA Watch Lil Bill Corrigan Lillian Kamack joined the Navy WAVES at the age of 20 Kamack met Bill Corrigan the man she would marry when they were both in Radio School for the Navy The Corrigans tell of their evolution into peacemakers including the influence Dr Martin Luther King had on them in For a Mother Who Lost Five Sons in El Salvador Bill and Lil Corrigan protested the Iraq War from its beginning When Bill became too weak to stand at the weekly protests he sat on a park bench with his sign Support the troops not the policy Bill died in February 2005 the second edition of From Warriors to Resisters is dedicated to him Jeff Moebus Jeff Moebus served in the U S Army for 28 years including two tours of duty in Vietnam In Keeping Vigil at The Gate he explains how he came to do a 52 day fast and vigil at the main gate of Fort Benning Moebus was visited during his vigil by Maj Joe Blair U S Army retired A former instructor at the SOA Blair joins Moebus and many others in calling for the SOA WHINSEC s closure Ellen Barfield Ellen Barfield joined the Army so that she d be able to finish her college education While serving in Germany and Korea she got an education about U S policy she never expected Read her account in Why Was I a Soldier Why Am I Now a Peace Activist In October 2001 Barfield is arrested at the Maryland Air National Guard Base for protesting the war against Afghanistan Photo by Greg Boertje Obed Peter J De Mott Peter De Mott served with the U S Marines in Vietnam and later with the U S Army in Turkey After his return to civilian life he became involved with the Catholic Worker movement and his peacemaking process of conversion began A steadfast nonviolent activist Peter DeMott was arrested numerous times

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