Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Decorated Officers Speak Out on ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’

By Ebony Hairston

On Tuesday October 23rd, two former soldiers spoke about their experiences being gay and serving under the ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell’ policy at Washington University.

One was the first American soldier to be injured in the Iraq war Eric Alva. He gained a lot of acclaim upon his return home and was visited by every one from Nancy Pelosi to the President. He then took the opportunity to come out and speak out about the unfairness of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

His efforts have brought a lot of awareness to the issue.

There is a bill called the Military Readiness Enhancement Act H.R. 1246 that works to make things fair.

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