Brodner’s Person of the Day: Staff Sgt. Yance T. Gray, Sgt. Omar Mora

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Staff Sgt. Yance T. Gray, Sgt. Omar Mora.

They, with five other soldiers, wrote the NY Times op-ed (reprinted here) revealing the soldiers’ perspective on the wars in Iraq. Last week they died there. “Engaging in the banalities of life has become a death-defying act,” they wrote.

P.S.: October 27 is a day of nationwide protest. If you oppose this war, make it visible.
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