“I challenged the army … This time I did dissent and went to the stockade,” shared Steve who joined the Army to organize against the war from within.
“We didn’t renounce our constitutional rights simply because we were soldiers” – Andrew Pulley, “Fort Jackson 8” anti-war GI defendant.
“We would certainly rather think ourselves heroes rather than murderers or dupes,” shares Vietnam Veteran Dr. Bica, former Marine Officer.
Gerry Condon, Veterans For Peace President, spoke out against the Vietnam War as a Green Beret, refused orders, and lived and organized six years in exile.
“When they tell stories to their children of the evil that awaits misbehavior, is it me they conjure?” Vietnam Veteran Bill Ehrhart, writer and poet.
After serving two tours in Vietnam, Marine Scott Camil began speaking out and organizing with Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The FBI tired to kill him.
Vietnam combat veteran Daniel Shea on his time in Vietnam, Agent Orange, and post traumatic stress.
“Over 4,000 junior officers … brought suit against the Secretary of Defense for war crimes, who carried out demonstrations, who were quite active in their opposition.”
US Marine Ahmad Daniels was sentenced to a decade in prison for speaking to other servicemen about the injustices he saw and questioning military authority.
Al Glatkowski for the very first time explains how and why he helped seize a US naval ship transporting napalm for the Vietnam War.
“I met the enemy, guess who it was? It was me. And it’s always true. And that saved me. That has really saved me.”
Attorney Eric Seitz on defending war objectors, “Our efforts were better utilized representing people in the military who were beginning to stir.”
While on active duty, “We flew the plane and fliers over five military installations in the SF Bay Area,” explained the former Army “Peace Nurse.”
Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, “Don’t be afraid. Follow your conscience.”