Topics: GI War Resisters in Canada & Veterans Political Activism
Guest: Chuck Wiley, Navy Chief Petty Officer & Iraq War GI Resister
Guest: Steven Gardiner, Army, Cold War Veteran & Professor of Anthropology
Host: Dan Shea of Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
Bio: Chuck Wiley – Former GI Resistor who sought Asylum in Canada
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer – 16 years Military Service-Army/Navy
Hometown: Frankfort, Kentucky
Fled to Canada in February 11, 2007
Applied for Refugee Asylum on compassionate grounds to the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration but was denied and lived with the threat of arrest and deportation.
VFP Forum with Chuck Wiley Part I link https://youtu.be/dMBFCyotpwY
Bio: Steven Gardiner is an Army veteran who served as a nuclear missile operator in the First of the Forty-First Field Artillery in Schaebisch Gmuend, Germany, 1982 – 1985.
He currently teaches anthropology in Abu Dhabi where he has lived with his wife Angie Reed Garner since 2008.
Bio: Dan Shea Marine Vietnam Veteran 1968 and Agent Orange Survivor
“I” Co, 3dBN, 26th Marines – Quang Tri, Quang Tri Province & Phu Bia, Thua Thien Province Viet Nam
Last Duty Station: Sep Cd. Co MB USNB Subic Bay Philippines
Dan remembers while on a mission in the jungle when his platoon refused to continue a mission after a Sargent was killed by a booby-trap explosion on a jungle trail and other traumatic close call experiences with death. Viet Nam was the war that kept on killing and would extended death’s boney fingers long after war was over and attack his son with birth anomalies related to Dan’s Agent Orange exposure. The United States use of the illegal chemical weapon Agent Orange killed, crippled and caused cancers and other diseases to millions of Vietnamese affecting children now into the 3rd and 4th generation and took Dan’s son Casey at the age of 3 in 1981.
Kelly Labonty & Jim Lockhart
Veterans For Peace