This image is from Celebrate People’s History/Iraq Veterans Against the War: Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice, a portfolio that celebrated IVAW’s first ten years and was produced by Justseeds, IVAW, Booklyn, Repetitive Press, and the Civilian Soldier Alliance.
(IVAW is now known as About Face: Veterans Against the War)
A dark brown line drawing portrait of a young man wearing a cabbie hat, or paddy cap, with an IVAW button. He wears a necklace and an Iraq Veterans Against the War shirt. A tall red flower is painted to his side. Text states, “Jonathan Millantz. 1981 – 2009. Johnny Millantz joined the Army in 2002, serving as a Combat Medic for the 4th Infantry Division. He was deployed to Iraq in 2003, and shortly after his return in 2004 he joined Iraq Veterans Against the War to speak out about his experience. He brought joy and laughter to his friends and the larger anti-war movement, but privately struggled with addiction and moral injury due to his combat experience. Johnny died at home on April, 2009. We will always remember his compassion and the big smile he brought to our community and the anti-war movement.”