Iraq War Veterans to Speak at UML

01/28/2005
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

* M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y *

Wednesday - Feb. 2

Noon to 1 p.m.

 

WHAT:  The cofounders of the Iraq Veterans Against the War next week will speak on their experiences and concerns about the invasion and occupation of the Middle Eastern country.

 

WHERE:  UML O'Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder St.

 

WHY:  Marine Corps Lance Corporal Michael Hoffman of Pennsylvania and National Guard Sergeant Kelly Dougherty Dougherty of Colorado will share stories of combat and their encounters with the Iraqi people.  Hoffman served in an artillery battery during the March invasion of Iraq, while Dougherty spent 10 months in the country with a military police company.  Their talk is part of a tour of Eastern Massachusetts.

 

The UML event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Peace and Conflict Studies Institute, Labor Extension Program and Association of Students of African Origin.  It is free and open to the public.