Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Its not like we need Arab linguists in the military!

Military board recommends discharge for Lt. Dan Choi - syracuse.com
Syracuse, NY -- Lt. Dan Choi vowed tonight to fight to stay in the military after an Army board in Syracuse recommended he be the first gay person discharged from the New York National Guard for violating the don't ask don't tell policy.

A four-officer panel meeting at Hancock Air Base notified Choi at about 5 p.m. that it would recommend he be discharged because he has publicly said he is a homosexual.

The recommendation goes to Lt. Gen. Thomas Miller of the First Army Division, and Gen. Craig McKinley, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, who will make the final decision.

"I'm disappointed," said Choi at a news conference tonight."Today was a setback for me."

But Choi said he plans to appeal to the higher ranking officers. "I refuse to lie about my love relationship," he said.....

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