Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Help Adam Kokesh


My old Army buddy Tony sent me this he is webmaster and very active VFP in D.C. Chapter 16 he has been sending emails about Adams story and I have been following it. I was wondering if you could post a bulletin and a blog asking people to help. Here is a letter he sent me to pass around.

Sean Eagan
CWVA Northeast

Dear friend,

Please write to Marine Brigadier General Darrell Moore
immediately about Adam Kokesh.

Adam is a VFP chapter 16 member and fighting to keep
his honorable discharge. You can find more
information on Adam's blog
, and

Please feel free to use or edit the message below.
General Moore is to decide on a review board's
recommendation within the week. Adam's full 8 year
commitment ends on June 18 so we have to ask fast!
Thank you and consider donating to Adam's cause and
Iraq Veterans Against the War via

Dear General Moore,

I represent Veterans For Peace Chapter 16 of
Washington D.C. and I am writing to you on behalf of
Adam Kokesh. I urge you to act most urgently and
disregard the recommendation of the three-person
Marine board that met on June 4 in Kansas City and
recommended he receive a general discharge under
honorable conditions.

After a tour of duty in Iraq and completion of his
military service, Adam Kokesh received an honorable
discharge from active duty. This Marine continued to
honor his oath to protect and defend the Constitution
of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic by joining Iraq Veterans Against the War and
speaking out against a war he sees as illegal and

As a result of exercising his right to freedom of
speech, (a right he was told he was fighting for in
Iraq) the Marine Corps, while admitting that The
Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) does not apply
to Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) service members, is
trying to refuse him an IRR honorable discharge for
alleged violations of the UCMJ! This bold attempt by
the government to suppress the views of our service
men and women must not go unchallenged.

The Marine Corps claims that is against regulations to
wear a uniform, or apparently a part of a uniform, at
political events. If that is correct, the regulation
is selectively enforced by the Department of Defense.
President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and other
politicians often have soldiers in full dress uniform
standing behind them for the cameras at political

Veterans For Peace sees Adam Kokesh and all active
duty and reserve troops who have the courage to speak
out against this illegal war as true patriots and
heroes. Any attempt to stifle legitimate pro-American
speech will not be tolerated. Thank you for your time
and consideration.

Best regards,

Tony Teolis
Veterans For Peace Chapter 16
home (evenings/weekends): 703-352-1603
cell: 703-402-1763