FORA.tv Speaker - Perry Jefferies
Perry Jefferies, IAVA Veteran Outreach Director, served as a First Sergeant with the Armyâ€™s 4th Infantry Division in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After deploying to Iraq and traveling with the cavalry through the Sunni Triangle, his unit moved to the Iran â€“ Iraq border and set up Camp Caldwell, future home of the New Iraqi Army. Often frustrated by the absence of priority on planning and basic soldier needs, he has spoken out about the lack of basic necessities such as food, water, and repair parts.
Jefferies has served in infantry, armor and cavalry units and was an instructor at the Armor School at Fort Knox. He retired in 2004 and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit.
06.09.06 | 01:13:20 min
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