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Veterans are Kerrys’ Guests on Nantucket

by Pamela Leavey

A quip in the A&E section of the Boston Globe reports, that “Just days after Senator John Kerry made headlines by calling for a deadline for pulling US troops out of Iraq, he and his wife, Teresa, opened the guest house of their Nantucket compound to some antiwar veterans who are featured in the documentary “The Ground Truth,” which was part of the Nantucket Film Festival.”

Perry O’Brien and Kelly Dougherty, who are both in the movie, and O’Brien’s friend Daniel Paulson, a vet who is not in the film but has also become an anti war activist, attended a sold-out screening early in the festival. “People had a lot of questions about what they could do to become involved,” said Dougherty, a former medic and military police officer. The documentary, by Patricia Foulkrod, screened again last night before the festival’s close. With the senator expected on the island to spend Father’s Day with family, the vets said they hoped Kerry might attend. O’Brien, a medic who was discharged as a conscientious objector, said: “I’d really like to meet him.”

Find out more about “The Ground Truth” here.

One Response to “Veterans are Kerrys’ Guests on Nantucket”

  1. Another film that looks like it could be a part of the true awakening of America to the cruelest scourge of all war:

    PTSD

    The film site and clips are worth a look.

    The effects of killing another human on the psyche is the “other half” of my opposition to the death penalty.