Calling Chelsea (Bradley) Manning and other soldiers heroes who have risked their lives and careers to provide the American people with the truth of the war in Iraq, Ethan McCord spoke to about 80 people as part of the Peace and Social Justice Center’s 21st Annual Meeting, December 6 in Wichita.
“It was a good turnout,” said Janice Bradley, Board member of the Peace and Social Justice Center. “We had about 9 full tables at the dinner and a few people coming in from Newton for the speech.”
McCord is a former member of Bravo Company 2-16, the ground troops involved in the now infamous “Collateral Murder” video released by Wikileaks in April of 2010. He can be seen in the video carrying the wounded children from the bullet riddled van.
Below is a film that was made of his speech, which Bradley said lasted about 30 minutes, with comments following:
Ethan McCord speaks at the Peace and Social Justice Event
For more information on the center see www.wichitapeace.org,