Veterans’ Voices

Veteran’s Voices: Deported Veteran wins fight to return home

On June 10 Fabian Rebolledo successfully had his felony conviction re-sentenced as a misdemeanor, thereby giving him the right to petition the Department of Homeland Security for repatriation to the United States.

Veterans’ Voices: Deported vet attempts to return home

Rebolledo, promised automatic citizenship by military recruiters, joined the ranks of thousands of non-citizen military personnel serving in this country’s armed services. Contrary to the promises made to him, Rebolledo never got his citizenship.

Healing the Syrian diaspora through art, Part 2

  In my last article from March 26, I began to describe the plight of…

Healing the Syrian diaspora through art

In October of 2011, I created the San Francisco Veterans Mural Project (Veterans Alley), which…

Masking trauma with blood money: SF dedicates Veterans Memorial

On Friday, Oct. 10, the San Francisco Veterans Memorial was officially dedicated in the heart of the city’s Civic Center.

Veterans’ Voices: One vet’s struggle after being deported

Jeff Brown is a U.S. military combat veteran who fought both in Baghdad and the infamous city of Fallujah. As a crewmember assigned to a mobile field artillery unit, he serviced, drove and fired munitions from one of several thousand U.S. Army vehicles during the opening phases of the Iraq War.

Young Latina lost to 13-year-old war in Afghanistan

A memorial service was conducted on May 15 at the University of San Francisco for Jennifer Moreno, who died in Afghanistan October 6, 2013.

Death of a deported U.S. Military Veteran

Hector Barrios—an elder and honorably discharged U.S. military deported veteran—passed away on the morning of April 20 in Tijuana, Mexico. He was 70.