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As one who lived during the draft era I find all this concern almost puzzling. When we were in the Army (1966) most of us didn't want to be there. We didn't want to go to Viet Nam (a war most of us didn't believe in). We didn't even think about gays in the military. All we cared about was believing that the man to our left or right in combat would be there fighting with us and that he would be willing to risk his life to save us should that become necessary.
Furthermore, I'm concerned about the Army being made up of conservatives and fundamentalist religion men/women. What the military needs is more liberals in their ranks to counter this almost Right Wing approach to diplomacy. Perhaps gays allowed to be themselves would be more willing to express their more liberal ideals.
Karl in Milwaukie
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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