Charlie Anderson, a former Navy corpsman and Iraq veteran, is the southeastern regional coordinator for Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Growing up in Toledo, Charlie left to join the Navy in 1996. As part of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Mr. Anderson was assigned to a tank battalion that blazed a trail from Basra to Baghdad. He was discharged in 2005 because of post traumatic stress disorder. Charlie arrived early on the scene, shortly after Cindy Sheehan established "Camp Casey" near Crawford, Texas. While at Camp Casey he was quoted as saying "We Don't Need Yellow Ribbons, We Need Help, We Need Jobs!"