When you say “Veteran’s Day”…

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I feel conflictedEvery Veteran's Day weekend there are guilt-stricken Americans "supporting the troops" the only way they know how: defending our service members and their honorable mythic, stoic heroes of might and justice, who undergo herculean tasks under fire in the defense of liberty, truth, etc. from the verbal assaults of anyone who would suggest they are anything other than such.They doth protest too much, methinks. Once upon a time, we were a nation unified. We bore the burden … [Read more...]

Seeking: WWII-Vietnam veterans dishonorably discharged for being gay

A trusted journalist asked me if I could put him in touch with any victims of discrimination from a specific era. Frankly, I'm not able to help!I'd love to connect with someone who received a "dishonorable" or "undesirable" discharge from the military for being gay. This was the standard procedure before the DADT policy was implemented -- so ideally we're looking for an openly gay WWII or Vietnam vet. Family members of the vet could also work.Any ideas? Any help you can provide would be … [Read more...]


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