STARS AND STRIPES — He fought in Afghanistan. Now this Idaho veteran fights to get all US troops home.


BOISE, Idaho (Tribune News Service) — Of the hundreds of phone calls he makes per day, starting at 6 a.m. and running through dinnertime, Dan McKnight estimates that maybe a third of those actually result in conversations.

But he’s willing to talk to anyone who will listen.

McKnight, 43, of Meridian, served in the Marines, the Army and the Idaho Army National Guard for a total of 13 years, joining the Marine Corps at 19. The Boise native spent more than a year overseas in Afghanistan while in the Army, from December 2005 to February 2007.

As a soldier, McKnight never questioned the mission. But since returning home, his mind-set about war has changed.

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