Monday, September 19, 2011

Finally....for you Leonard

Today, members of the U.S. Army began receiving a memorandum signed by Army Sergeant Major Raymond F. Chandler III, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Army Secretary John M. McHugh that announces the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

"Today marks the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' The law is repealed. From this day forward, gay and lesbian Soldiers may serve in our Army with the dignity and respect they deserve."

There are still forces at work to overturn this repeal, but at 00:01 9/20/2011, DADT is no more.

"When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."
                                                            Words on the tombstone of Leonard Matlovich
                                                                  Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient