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Lisa Morris Memorial

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 halftone photograph in dark brown of a young white woman with glasses, tattoos on her arms, short hair, and wearing an Iraq Veterans Against the War t-shirt. She holds a banner that states, “Fort Hood, Texas. Chapter 38,” and includes the IVAW logo, an upright rifle with a helmet on it, which is also the Fallen Soldier symbol. A tall red flower is painted to her side. Above, three stars halo her head along with her name, “Lisa Morris, 1981- 2010.” Below, in small text, it states, “Lisa Morris was a regular at Under the Hood Outreach Center and Cafe and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Lisa, originally from Michigan, enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Iraq in 2004 where she was wounded in Sadr City and received a Purple Heart. After her discharge, she stayed in the Fort Hood area where she was known for her barbecuing skills and adored by every cat and dog that crossed her path. Lisa suffered with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and struggled with a variety of conditions relating to her war wounds. She died at home in her sleep May 25, 2010.”

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