Soldier for peace: Logan man wins Gandhi Peace Award

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October 8, 2009 by The Mormon Worker

From the local newspaper in Logan, Utah.

A Logan man who garnered widespread notoriety for protesting the Iraq War will receive the Gandhi Peace Award.

Upon returning from a year in the war zone in 2006, Marshall Thompson, then 29, walked 500 miles from Cache Valley to the Arizona border to publicize his opposition to the war.

“I felt an urgency to … show Americans that soldiers can dissent and that supporting the troops is not in conflict with opposing the war,” said Thompson, who served as a journalist in the U.S. Army.

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