In Memory of Marshall Peckham (1988-2018)

by August 11, 2018News & OpEd

“Be kind to each other”

A couple of weeks ago we learned of the death of longtime Courage to Resist volunteer Marshall Peckham. Marshall was someone we could always count on for putting in the hours of behind-the-scenes work that make any community organization function. If Marshall couldn’t make a work party at the office because he had to work at his pizza making gig, he made sure that our gathering was well fed. He was also a staff member of our successful campaign to free whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Thank you, Marshall, for having the heart and courage to resist.


Marshall Peckham
Feb. 18, 1988 – July 28, 2018

Marshall Peckham was born on Feb. 18, 1988, in Walnut Creek, California. He passed away in Washington, D.C., on July 28, 2018. He fought valiantly to survive intestinal problems that culminated in a bowel transplant…. He attended Etna Elementary School, Scott Valley Junior High, Etna High School, College of the Redwoods and UC Santa Cruz. He was a 4-H member, FFA member, musician, his last words to the world were “Be kind to each other.”