ImageArkansas native, stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Left for Toronto, Canada in January, 2005 to resist deployment to Iraq and seek asylum; currently living in British Columbia. “In my heart I felt it’s wrong,” Cliff has said of his decision to resist deployment. “I’ve been hearing a lot of people talking about all the innocent people who are being killed and the prisons over there where they’ve been torturing people. I just didn’t want to be a part of it.”

Arkansas soldier defends reason for going to Canada to avoid war in Iraq
By Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press. March 28, 2005