Gold Star Families for Peace

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Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP) was founded in response to the war in Iraq. (It is not an affiliate of the organization Military Families Speak Out).

Peace vigils

Peace Vigil in Crawford, Texas

Peace Vigil August 17, 2005


GSFP overview

Mission statement

"We as families of soldiers who have died as a result of war (primarily, but not limited to the invasion/occupation of Iraq) are organizing to be a positive force in our world to bring our country’s sons and daughters home from Iraq, to minimize the 'human cost' of this war, and to prevent other families from the pain we are feeling as the result of our losses. We are also hoping to be lifetime support for each other through our losses." [1]


  • To bring an end to the occupation of Iraq.
  • To be a support group for Gold Star Families.

Founding members

  • Cindy Sheehan and Pat Sheehan: Their son Army Spc. Casey A. Sheehan was KIA in Sadr City Baghdad on April 4, 2004.
  • Jane Bright and Jim Bright: Jane's son Army Sgt. Evan Ashcraft was KIA in Mosul Iraq on July 24, 2003.
  • Bill Mitchell: Bill's son Army Sgt. Michael Mitchell was KIA in Sadr City Baghdad on April 4, 2004.
  • Celeste Zappala: Celeste' son Army Sgt. Sherwood Baker was KIA in Baghdad on April 26, 2004.
  • Lila Lipscomb: Lila's son Army Sgt. Michael Pederson was KIA on April 2, 2003 in Iraq.
  • Sue Niederer: Sue's son Lt.Seth J. Dvorin was KIA on 02/03/04
  • Dede Miller: Army Spc. Casey Sheehans Auntie

Other members

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