Marine 1968 Viet Nam
“I” Co, 3dBN, 26th Marines – Quang Tri, Quang Tri Province & Phu Bia, Thua Thien Province Viet Nam
Last Duty Station: Sep Cd. Co MB USNB Subic Bay Philippines
A former VFP Board of Directors, serves on the Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign core committee, the Vietnam Full Disclosure Campaign Committee and is an active member of Portland Oregon VFP chapter 72.
1994 Dan was part of a U.S. Delegation to Cuba of FICO Pastors for Peace Caravan to End the US Embargo and in 2006 invited to the World Social Forum in Venezuela representing PCASC and VFP 72 as a speaker on the U.S. occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq and our meddling in the affairs of Latin America and to paint a mural. That same year Dan was a VFP delegates to the March 2006 Veterans Agent Orange Conference in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Dan is also a co-founder and executive director of Education Without Borders promoting critical thinking and problem solving through Art and Activism with a school project in Burundi Africa & local project providing donated books to prisoners – Portland Books to Prisoners. Dan is a member of the Warrior Arts Group http://www.warriorartgroup.com/ and works with all sorts of artists; Hip Hop/Spoken Word Poets, Singer Songwriters and Musicians who critique our maladies, our history while promoting peace and harmony.
Dan works directly and in collaboration with a number of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and currently hosts the monthly TV program Veterans for Peace Forum view link https://youtu.be/hnOh5z9YIkg of his most recent interview with Post 9-11 Veteran & Artist Trish Brownlee.
Dan keeps a blog “Swallowed Mars & Choked: Once I swallowed Mars the God of War, Now I Wage Peace” sharing his poetry, art and essays at https://dsheavfp72.wordpress.com/
Dan’s most recent work is organizing a Vietnam Full Disclosure Teach-In (TBA Oct or Nov) at Portland State University and is working directly in collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society.