Two "Green Crow" Stories:
O'Kelly's Indian name was "Green Crow,"
where from came that part of his email address (greenkrow2026@...).
The other part (2026) being the date he hoped to see "USPA at Seattle - in the real," as he would say.
O'Kelly McCluskey, great spiritual warrior, 12/23/26 - 2/11/10
From Brenda Loew, Editor of Facebook Page for vUSPA
Margaret and o'Kelly's daughter just called to let us know that o'Kelly passed over just an hour ago (12:45 pm). His entire family were with him, and he died peacefully, without any apparent suffering.
Margaret said that she would be delighted to plan a memorial in conjunction with Veterans for Peace, and started crying at the idea of a statue possibly being erected for him in Peace Park.
They also told me that a "strange" thing happened. As you all know, the crow was o'Kelly's totem animal. They just had come home a little while ago and a crow landed directly in front of their car as they pulled in to the driveway, then there was an unusually huge gathering of crows, and they distinctly heard a very loud "CAW CAW" ! which, they said, o'Kelly used to do with them often. They are convinced it was o'Kelly's spirit showing them that he had passed well and was with them.
See Sept. 20, 2008 video [included below on this page]
and May 9, 2009 video [included below on this page]
also see: O'Kelly-McCluskey at facebook
Quoting Jerry Riley:
My wife and I had just this morning discussed that we could go visit O'Kelly next Tuesday. Soon thereafter I found the email informing us of his departure.
I printed it out and took it upstairs for Lillian to read. As she was reading it, there > was a larger than normal for the season flock of crows in our yard (we feed and water them, and I, too, CAW CAW at them.) As I left to go back to my computer I joked "That's O'Kelly out there giving us hell for not getting up to visit with him."
When I returned to my computer the Windows Media Player screen which has a G-Force random visualization program which shows various random abstract designs had stopped in a configuration very much like a crow flying with wing tips pointed to 0600 and 1200. Go figure the odds on that!!
O'Kelly McCluskey, Photo by Cliff Wells,
Animation (with gamma adjustment to reveal O'Kelly's eyes) by Chris Pringer
|O'Kelly on Funding the USPA at Seattle
I have suggested to my friends on the Vets for Peace National Board that he be invited to be a presenter at our '07 Convention in St Louis. ...They should also hear Nobel Prize winner [Muhammad Yunus's] dream of a "Museum of Poverty" along with the Fourth Way from Phil. I hope they take my suggestion to invite both of them. Their messages are complementary. I'm optimistic. Yunus's Poverty Museum mission has been adopted by the Peace Academy as a goal line for the future. -O'Kelly
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Some Quotes by those who knew O'Kelly
O'Kelly McCluskey, our dear friend and founding member of VFP 92, has departed from this world. - Gerry Condon
Oh my god! How can we do without O'Kelly? His dedication, his good will, his determination to keep his grandsons and everybody's out of war, his wisdom and single mindedness in creating a virtual peace academy and supporting a Department of Peace. What love for family, friends and everybody! Man, how can we do without him?
Love to you all, - Mike Yarrow
For those of you on Facebook, Brenda Loew invites you to please consider joining the U.S. Peace Academy fan page, and feel free to post comments about o'Kelly.
My Peace Activist Mother taught me,
"Not Failure, but LOW Aim is the bane of man" -O'Kelly
Return to Home Page of virtual US Peace Academy
Page Still Under Construction
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vUSPA Photo Gallery for O'Kelly McCluskey
At Cliff Wells picasa site - "I have much on him, including his awarding the medal to Les Roberts and probably some others." -Cliff
Some pics of O'Kelly may be found at his vUSPA facebook page
[Continued with VIDEOs below]
|O'Kelly's Concise Statement of what vUSPA is all about, 7/8/2008
[Verbatum from email (less one line of contact info), formatted into columns by web editor]
Free black publisher, Benjamin Banneker, First proposed a Peace Dept to offset the War Dept; later the 1776 Veterans presented it to a First Congress.
The US Peace Academy will make their Dream a reaity before the Centennial of the 1918 Peace Armistice that promised a Perpetual JUST World Peace.
An Educated Populice is the BEST Security for the World.
Help us create a FREE Education as a Basic Human Right to All KNOWLEDGE.
1918 - 2018 Perpetual Just Peace
I am the master of my fate; I am the CAPTAIN of my Soul !
"Invictus" by Wm E. Henly
Capt o'Kelly McCluskey, Pax JD, WWll Director, US Peace Academy
Black Elk's Daybreak Star Indian Ctr, Puget Sound, Seattle
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Resources at this site
Home Page of virtual US Peace Academy
The Great Hall of the Peacemakers
James George Peterson Library at vUSPA - Suggested Courses and Books, etc
The Economics of War & Peace - the Iraqi War Example
The Economics of War & Peace Part II
The 'Neo-conomy' in War, deep effects and future implications
The Economics of War & Peace Part III
Considerations, Innovations, Accountability, Solutions, Resources
Health Care Related (Petro-Pharmaceutical) Economics
Considerations in the cause of Seeking Accountability and Solutions - both nationally and internationally
Resources for Sustainable Peace (Selected Links)
Resources for Sustainable Peace (Selected Links) Page 2
Some Highly Suggested Studies & Activities for vUSPA Students
- that will also serve well for Documentation of Intentions in Conscientious Objection.
"Summary of 'Lawyers Guild Report on Free Speech, Public Assembly, and Dissent'"
- Legal Resource on Civil Rights and Civil Disobedience
Poly-Psy & Citizen Health - Problems & Solutions for Discussion:
Introducing a Chart-illustrated Study in "Poly-Psy" - including re: what brought us to this critical crossroads, socially and psychologically, and a look at current citizen roles, beliefs, coping styles, and choices - for society's waking up, healing itself, and recovering Democracy. Mental & emotional re-education for long-term solutions to national & international troubles, as well as implications for short-term problem-solving applications.
Assisting in the Healing of Veterans
For now, at the JPG Library page is a listing,
PTSD: Integrating Approaches & Paradigms, Mediating Politics
-- Suggested Class and/or Topic for Discussion.
If any of the above links do not work, Please email request for information to Chris Pringer via vUSPA@iinet.com
Did you know that more Viet Nam veterans have committed suicide than were killed in that war? Do you know that we can make all the difference for the Gulf War vets by taking a few basically simple measures? I should say simple but not easy. Listening to the heart of a veteran of such wars is not easy, but most people can learn how to do this. [ The previous was noted at vUSPA in 2004, but for the veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan, as of July 2010,the number of suicides has already exceeded the number killed there! And the following resource has since been found MORE than applicable:]
Assisting in the Healing of Veterans -
- How to Listen (to ALLOW Emotional Release & Self-Recovery) -
For now, please use these keywords in your search engine: Co-Counseling, Re-Evaluation Counseling
(Note: Harvey Jackins, originator, has passed on, but REC has continued to develop and mature
into a most valuable, while relatively easy to learn, healing methodology)
We would like to recommend to everyone interested in peace trainings to
subscribe to the newsletter of the Institute of Peace via
You may also find of interest the National Peace Essay Contest via
If you especially enjoy art, music, and dance, you might really have fun checking out the
v. U.S. Academy of Peace Through Art.
As Alana Lea, creator of the site, likes to quote:
"Children, everybody, here's what to do during a war; In a time of destruction, create something.
A poem. A community. A school. A vow. A moral principle. One peaceful moment."
- from The Fifth Book of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston
vUSPA Logo artwork by Chris Pringer
||Artistic rendering of concepts & ideals as related to Purpose and eventual goals of vUSPA, including:
* Eagle: integrative overview and foresight, as well as clothed by the more peaceful of the traditional symbols in the original seal of the United States (olive branch, banner "E Pluribus Unum" - meaning "Of Many, One").
* Dove: peace, non-violence, gentleness.
* Olive Branch: ages old symbol for Peace. In "the Great Seal," where the eagle is also holding arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other, the eagle has its head turned towards the olive branch, said to symbolize a preference for peace.
* Globe: global citizen oriented.
* Open Book: Right Use of Knowledge, Right Parenting, Right Use of Science
* Circle of Symbols of World Religions: Ecuminicism of Beliefs.
* 4 Directions Hoop: a symbol common to almost all Indigenous people of the Americas, but of other world cultures as well, The four cardinal points of the medicine wheel can be used to explain the complex reality of personal and community development.
vUSPA Administrative Staff
Administrator & WebSiteMgr of vUSPA
Veterans for Peace Ch.92; "Seattle 12"
Instructor in "PolyPsyArts"
Until further notice, the page for "Advisors to vUSPA Students" has been discontinued (It has been 10 years or more since I have heard from or about them. ~Chris Pringer.
Pastor Rich Lang
Pastor, University Temple United Methodist Church
James Peterson McCluskey, M.L.S.
*vUSPA Students are those who utilize the vUSPA site for the cause of Peace
in accordance with the "Highly Suggested Studies & Activities for vUSPA Students."
In Memory of O'Kelly McCluskey
Captain, Ret. WWII DAV
12/23/26 --- 2/11/10
In Memory of
O'Kelly McCluskey, 12/23/26 - 2/11/10
Founder of vUSPA and Mentor to many
Founder of GLOBAL PEACE TRUTH FORCE (1986)
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