Board: Discharge Gay NY National Guard Officer

A military administrative board recommends a gay New York National Guard officer who publicly announced he's gay should be discharged for violating the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Lt. Dan Choi would be the first New York National Guard member
discharged for violating the policy against homosexual conduct.

About 10,500 military and National Guard members were discharged
for violating the policy between 1997 and last year.

Tuesday's recommendation against Choi must be approved by the
chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Choi is a 2003 West Point graduate. He announced in March he's
gay. The California native served in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 with the
10th Mountain Division.

He says he's basically being fired for telling the truth about who he is.


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  • by C on Jul 1, 2009 at 07:05 PM
    Clam and Dwayne: Right on ! What brainless bureaucrat ever came up with using the military as a social experiment anyway ? America needs fighting men, not fighting sissies.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jul 1, 2009 at 08:37 AM
    The man is being discharged for violating policy and procedure for the military. His efforts at being the military gay poster child have failed. Kudos to the military.
  • by Clam on Jun 30, 2009 at 06:45 PM
    Being gay is just sick. Read the Bible people, gays are only going in one direction.
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