INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL MACPHERSON, NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VETERANS FOR PEACE

12/12/06

Michael McPhearson, was a field artillery officer in the 24th Mechanized Infantry Division during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, also known as Gulf War I. Michael joined the Army Reserve 1981 as an enlisted soldier at the age of 17 and attended basic training the summer between his junior and senior high school years. He separated from active duty in 1992 as a Captain. Now living in Saint Louis Missouri, Michael is currently the Executive Director of Veterans For Peace. In December of 2003 Michael returned to Iraq as part of a peace delegation to examine the state of the occupation first hand. He is the father of an twenty-one year-old son who has served one tour in Iraq and is now stationed in Fort Campbell, KY in the 101st Airborne. MacPherson says the current war in Iraq is illegal and that he favors bringing the troops home now and allowing the Iraqis to sort out their own problems.

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