October 19, 2009
When army journalist Marshall Thompson came home from a tour of duty in Iraq, two things were clear to him the war was wrong, and he needed to do something to stop it. But with no media resources available to him, Marshall engaged in the most basic form of protest available to an ordinary citizen he walked. Marshall embarked on a one-man walk across the entire 500-mile length of his conservative home state of Utah in the hopes of getting people to talk about both the war, and peace.
A Soldier’s Peace (TRAILER)
A Soldier’s Peace: Iraq War Vet Walks 500 Miles Across Native Utah to Call for Troop Withdrawal
April 22, 2009
Army reservist Sergeant Marshall Thompson spent a year in Iraq working as a military journalist. He reported from across Iraq, interviewing thousands of US soldiers. In October 2006, Sgt. Thompson walked the entire 500 miles across his native state of Utah to protest the war and call for a withdrawal of US troops. [includes rush transcript]