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David Bellavia

David is a former Army Staff Sergeant who served in the First Infantry Division (Task Force 2-2).Click here to learn more.

Kate Norley
Kate Norley’s call to duty occurred following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when she realized that her country needed her, and she subsequently put her education on hold to go join the military.Click here to learn more.

Ben Hayden
CPL Hayden served in the United States Marine Corps from 2003-2007. Click here to learn more.

Erik Swabb
Erik Swabb served in Iraq as a Marine infantry officer from September 2004 to March 2005. Click here to learn more.

Joel Arends
Joel Arends served in Iraq with the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division for their deployment to Iraq in 2004. Click here to learn more.

Pete Hegseth
Pete Hegseth served in Iraq with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division for their deployment to Iraq from 2005-2006.Click here to learn more.

Shawn Bryan
Shawn Bryan is a former Sergeant of Marines who most recently served in combat in Iraq (2005) and received  the Purple Heart combat/wounded medal in that conflict. Click here to learn more.

Daniel Bell
SGT Bell served from January 2004- April 2006 in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Click here to learn more.

 

"Vets for Freedom Mission Statement on the Back to Iraq Project

MISSION: Its essential for the American people to know the facts about what is happening in Iraq. Some media outlets, and certain politicians, still fail to assess the situation objectively; so Vets for Freedom is heading Back to Iraq to let them know what has been accomplished, what still needs to be done, and how we should proceed in order to attain sustainable security in Iraq.


For the latest audio, video and blogs from the team, click below.

8/28/08

Virtual Patriotism

8/25/08

Loving the Troops, Hating Their Mission

8/22/08

Security Scene

8/15/08

Why Victory in Iraq Matters by Pete Hegseth

8/14/08

Arsenal for Iraq-racy by Pete Hegseth
Interview with an Iraqi Translator by Ben Hayden

8/13/08

Enemies Become Allies
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 4 - Erik Swabb
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 5 - Kate Norley
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 6 - Kate Norley

8/12/08

Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 4 - Kate Norley
Up and Over the Palm Tree by Pete Hegseth
16 Month Withdrawal: Difficult & Dangerous by Pete Hegseth
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 6 - Daniel Bell

8/11/08

Video from Iraq
Revelations at the Al-Rasheed by Pete Hegseth
Rebuilding Sadiyah by Daniel Bell
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 3 - Kate Norley
Back to Flying Man by Joel Arends

 

 

 

8/9/08

Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 3 - Erik Swabb
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 5 - Daniel Bell

8/8/08

Audio Segment: Hugh Hewitt Interview with Pete Hegseth
Audio Segment: Hugh Hewitt Interview with Pete Hegseth
Well Worth the Wait by Kate Norley
Diyala Surge by David Bellavia
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 3 - Ben Hayden
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 4 - Daniel Bell

 

8/7/08

Audio Segment: Mike Gallagher Interview with David Bellavia from Vets for Freedom
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 2 - Erik Swabb
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 2 - Ben Hayden
If Samarra can come around...
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 3 - Daniel Bell

8/6/08

Back to Iraq Journal - Vets for Freedom
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 1 - Daniel Bell
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 1 - Ben Hayden
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 1 - Kate Norley
Back to Iraq Journal Entry # 2 - Daniel Bell