Grounds for Resistance
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People featured in film
Central to the film are four veterans–Seth Manzel, Andrew Wright, Joseph Carter, and Josh Simpson–who were centrally involved in Coffee Strong at the time of filming, from May 2009 – February 2010. Many other veterans, civilian members of the Coffee … Continue reading
JOSEPH participated in the invasion of Iraq, serving as a communications equipment operator for the U.S. Army. His second deployment reinforced his beliefs that the Iraq war was poorly planned and immoral.
ANDREW was in the Marine Corps infantry from 2000 to 2004. He became disillusioned with the U.S. military when he took part in the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq. He discovered GI Voice in college and joined their efforts … Continue reading
JOSH was a counter intelligence agent for the US Army. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-2005 with the 25th Infantry Division. While in Iraq, he conducted many interrogations. Josh is a founding member of COFFEE … Continue reading
SETH joined the Army Infantry in September 2002 as a Stryker Driver and later became a Machine Gunner, Vehicle Commander, and Squad Leader. After his recruiter falsely promised education and childcare benefits, Seth began to question his decision to join. … Continue reading