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Gender: Male
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Home country: Germany
Current location: Tacoma, Washington
Member since: Sat Jul 18, 2009, 10:55 AM
Number of posts: 19,948

About Me

Ran for US Congress in 1990 from the left. Chairperson of 1989 city advisory initiative calling for 10% reduction in military spending to be divided among deficit reduction and mass transit and social services. Being a miliary town nobody thought we'd get on the balllot let alone win with 64% of the vote. Former chair of peace and justice project for a UMC congregation in Tacoma, Washington.

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Thank you Army Major Robert Daniel Collier (deceased)

Robert Collier was born in NYC ( he was fluent in 7 languages) and at 17 years old was inducted into the Army during World War II where he fought in the European war and then worked for the US government posing as a hotel clerk in East Germany passing information to the Allies. Soon after he was sent to Korea, fought there and then was assigned to West Germany where he met my mother. In 1963 when Vietnam was just heating up, he was sent as a military advisor and was shot by the Viet Cong, came back stateside and was retired from the military. On December 18, 1964 at the age of 38 he suffered a massive heart attack directly related to his wounds and died. I still remember hearing the rifle volley and listening to the playing of taps as he was laid to rest. On this Memorial Day: Thank Robert Daniel Collier and all others who have given their life in service to our nation. May we make peace and justice a priority in honor of these fallen men and women!
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