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More Costs of War: Suicides and Mental Trauma of Military Family Members

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"We did not want Alex to join the Marine Corps. Coming from Costa Rica where no army exists, we simply feared. Alex joined, he died, Brian has died and Carlos and I are left. The remainder of our families is in Costa Rica where Mom lives.

"Carlos and I appreciate all of the support that VFP has provided us over the years as well as the opportunities to work side-by-side for peace -- in Crawford, Minneapolis at the RNC or in Washington DC.

"I want to take this moment to honor our sons --

"Alexander Arredondo, Presente!

"Brian Arredondo -- Presente!

"Peace to you all. Muchas gracias. Thank you."

To support the work of Carlos and Melida Arredondo, please contact melida_arredondo@yahoo.com.


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Ann Wright is a 29 year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. In December, 2001 (more...)
 
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spreading the news about the suffering of the fami... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 6:18:24 PM
Put all those fat old men in a room together and l... by Ginger McClemons on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 8:44:42 PM
Colonel Ann Wright helps tell the story of Carlos ... by Leah Bolger on Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 2:40:53 PM