Iraq Veterans Against the War
- Irakiske veteraner mod krig. Established 2004
The IVAW Mission
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) is a group of veterans from
Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are
committed to saving lives and ending the violence in Iraq by an
immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces. We also believe that
the governments that sponsored these wars are indebted to the men
and women that were forced to fight them and must give their
Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen the benefits that are owed
to them upon their return home.
We welcome all active duty, reservist, and recent veterans into our
Do you have a friend or relative in the service?
Forward this E-MAIL along, or send us the address if you wish and
we'll send it regularly. Whether in Iraq or stuck on a base in the
USA, this is extra important for your service friend, too often cut
off from access to encouraging news of growing resistance to the
war, at home and in Iraq, and information about other social
protest movements here in the USA. Send requests to address up top.
For copies on web site see:
Contact IVAW: http://www.ivaw.net/
Michael Hoffman email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael was a Lance Corporal in a Marine Corps artillery battery
during the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Tim served in the US Air Force and was in the Middle East during
the invasion of Afghanistan. He has also visited Iraq as part of a
Global Exchange trip in January of 2004. Tim is a resident of
Kelly is the daughter of a Vietnam veteran and served in Iraq as an
MP with a National Guard Unit. Kelly is living in Colorado.
Diana has served in regular Army, Army Reserve and the California
National Guard for over ten years. She was most recently deployed
to Iraq where she served as a Military Police woman.
Alex was born in the Ukraine and his family emigrated to the United
States while he was still a child. He was part of a Marine Corps
artillery unit during the initial invasion of Iraq in March of
2003. Alex now lives in NYC.
Isaiah was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and served
along side Michael Hoffman, and Alex Rybov in the invasion of Iraq.
He lives in Ohio with his wife and child.
Shortly after Ivan's return to United States after serving as a
chaplain's assistant in Iraq he received the devastating news that
his identical twin brother had been killed in action. Since then he
has dedicated himself to ending the occupation. Ivan now lives in
White Plains, NY.
Jimmy was a platoon sergeant in 7th Marines during the 2003
invasion of Iraq. After witnessing first hand the horror of war he
refused to continue this pointless war. After a hard fight he was
discharged and has since been telling people the truth about the
war in Iraq. Jimmy lives with his wife in North Carolina.
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