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Gay West Point Alums Come Out Against DADT

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A group of 38 West Point Military Academy alumni came out as gay yesterday in an effort to help overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Calling itself Knights Out, the group contacted Academy administration and said it wanted to provide an “open forum” for gay troops. National Guardsman and Knights Out member Dan Choi said he’s willing to be fired from the Army in order to speak his mind:

“If that’s the repercussion, I’m ready to take it,” he told the paper. “I think it’s more important that I let everybody know that … it is a wrong policy.”

By:           cord
On:           Mar 17, 2009
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  • 8 Comments
    • Val
      Val

      Kudos to these 38 cadets! I admire their courgageous effort to take a stand against this injustice!!!

      Mar 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rogue dandelion
      rogue dandelion

      Now will the obama administration allow that young man to be dismissed?
      It is quite the question.

      Mar 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BradK
      BradK

      @Val: Bingo! This is the very definition of courage, leadership, and self-sacrifice. Isn’t that what they’re supposed to be teaching at West Point?

      It’s too bad the MOTUS can’t — or doesn’t care to — grasp the concept. Perhaps he can ask Jay Leno?

      Mar 17, 2009 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal
      sal

      support all the way!Obama,my friend are u ready to take ur place on the right side of history????

      Mar 17, 2009 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • getreal
      getreal

      The bravery these alumnus displayed is inspiring.

      Mar 17, 2009 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill
      Bill

      This country’s finest! Good JOB young men. Let’s see the naysayers choke on this.

      I am Proud of our Service Men!

      Columbus, OH

      Mar 17, 2009 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RichardR
      RichardR

      All of them, true American patriots and heroes.

      Mar 17, 2009 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles J. Mueller
      Charles J. Mueller

      Very courageous young men, indeed. They are to greatly admired and respected for putting their futures with West Point on the line.

      Mar 17, 2009 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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