Seattle Weekly’s War Obituaries Issue Displayed at Veteran’s Day Parade

At a Seattle-area Veteran’s Day Parade last weekend, a booth for the anti-war group Veterans for Peace displayed a recent issue of Seattle Weekly, comprised solely of the obituaries of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan:

Mike Dedrick, 66, a Vietnam vet who says he became a peace convert “somewhere in the middle of the Tet Offensive,” was manning the booth, and passing out copies of the newspaper with 33 of its 56 pages (the others taken up by ads) featuring the war toll.

​He says he takes copies with him to high schools when military recruiters show up and drops the paper on their tables, saying “Maybe you recruited some of these guys.”