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Photos from Camp Casey, Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Families
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net)
Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
Crawford, Texas: Yesterday was Cindy Sheehan’s first full day back at Camp Casey. At a morning press conference, a dozen Gold Star family members and relatives of servicepersons currently in the military each briefly addressed a bank of microphones. Each explained what compelled them to travel to Camp Casey in order to stand with Cindy.
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Crawford, Texas (August 26, 2005)

Yesterday was Cindy Sheehan’s first full day back at Camp Casey. The morning press conference featured a dozen Gold Star family members and relatives of servicepersons currently in the military. One by one mothers and widows of troops killed in Iraq stepped up to the bank of microphones and briefly described their immense loss, and driving force that compelled them to come across the country to Crawford, Texas in their search for real answers.

There is a lot of talk about the “anti-Cindy” caravan headed into town this evening. Allegedly these “stay the course” folks number over two thousand. Camp Casey has consistently been under whelmed by similar pro-war mobilizations, however, it may be different this time. Meanwhile, the camp is gearing up for the final weekend of activities, including a Saturday country hoe-down with hundreds of new visitors.

Among Camp Casey’s impressive support network that includes daily serviced toilets, traffic control, meals, and wireless Internet, is medical care provided by medics and doctors. After breaking a toe yesterday, I eventually became a “sick bay commando” (that’s military lingo) after it turned purple. The Camp Casey first aid tent provided first rate attention and care. They would rather be dealing with broken toes than heat stoke -- a half dozen folks have been rushed to the hospital so far.

Stand with Cindy! Free Medical Care for All!

Archive of all my photos, reports, and video from Camp Casey:
http://www.notinourname.net/war/sheehan.htm
§Cindy Sheehan, morning press conference
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Karen Meredith, mother of Lt. Ken Ballard, killed in Iraq
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Mother of soldier killed in Iraq
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Cindy Sheehan, flanked by Vietnam veterans
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Cindy Sheehan at her son's cross
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Oil painting of Bush's vacation church in progress
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Yesterday a crew started slapping "Bush Country" yard signs everywhere
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§One of many Camp Casey meetings
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Cindy being interviewed by Brad the radio blogger
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Cindy Sheehan takes a phone call
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Massage in progress
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§Kitchen duty on the prairie
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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§"We Stand with Cindy"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Friday Aug 26th, 2005 12:34 PM
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