Friday, August 07, 2009

Out and proud

The other day, The Washington Post brought us again the case of Air Force Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, a decorated 18-year veteran who has flown combat missions in F-15E fighters and other aircraft over Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, and now serves as assistant director of operations for an Air Force squadron in Idaho. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Fehrenbach was specifically chosen to help protect NYC airspace.
The problem it seems is that last year a civilian reported that Fehrenbach is gay and so the Air Force began legal proceedings that will soon force him out of the service, two years before he is eligible for retirement benefits of nearly $50,000 a year! Isn't this ridiculous?

Why is it that DADT even exists? Why can't we all be who we are - openly and with pride? WHY???

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