Scott Horton Interviews Matthis Chiroux

Scott Horton, June 04, 2008

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Sgt. Matthis Chiroux discusses his refusal to redeploy to Iraq because of the illegality of the invasion, his role as an Army propagandist, how the Iraq Veterans Against the War helped him realize he wasn’t alone in opposing the illegal occupation and the widespread and neglected PTSD suffered by so many vets.

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Sgt. Matthis Chiroux, who served in the Army until being honorably discharged last summer after over four years of service in Afghanistan, Japan, Europe and the Phillipines, today publicly announced his intention to refuse orders to deploy to Iraq. Sgt. Chiroux made his announcement in the Cannon House Office Building Rotunda after members of Iraq Veterans Against the War testified before the Congressional Progressive Caucus during Winter Soldier on the Hill.

2 Responses to “Matthis Chiroux”

  1. Sgt. Chiroux, I consider you a credit to your uniform and our country. Thank you for covering this Scott.

  2. Sergeant or should I say soon to be Private Chiroux, you discrace the uniform many are so proud to have worn and still wear. How long was your tour in Afghanistan ? I bet you feel nothing for those that have given their all and some the untimate in death to protect this country and the rights of the people of Iraq or Afghanistan. You say you served four years on active duty traveling, how did you feel in the other countries you spent time in? Did you enjoy your free travels at the expense of the Army? As a Native American, I am proud to have served in the Army, even more proud knowing that I made the right choice during my twenty-one years, and retire as a First Sergeant (E-8). I stand with my fellow brothers and sisters in uniform serving in every branch of service when they say your “WRONG for this” and should be Dishonorbally Discharged, with a loss of all benefits…your a “trader”.

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