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Army Sargent comes out of closet..allowed to stay..

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  1. DarrylS

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    Looks like the military is finally starting to accept the reality of today's soldier.. guess the don't ask don't tell is taking a back seat...

    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/01/army_dontask_080121w/

    Darren Manzella was out of the closet.

    The Army sergeant told an officer he was a homosexual, and the officer turned him in. During the investigation, Manzella admitted he was gay and even offered visual confirmation: a home videotape showing him kissing his civilian boyfriend.

    Needless to say, Manzella was surprised with his commanding officer’s verdict:

    “They found no evidence of homosexuality,” he said.

    Manzella took that as evidence, he said, that “they were trying to retain the best and most qualified soldiers. And I’m hoping to see a growth in that pattern among commands throughout the Army and the military branches.”

    Manzella, 30, is assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Cavalry Division, and works in the Division Surgeon section. He just completed his second deployment to the Middle East. During the first, he served in the Iraq war zone and earned the Combat Medical Badge; more recently, he spent the better part of 15 months as a medical liaison at a Navy hospital in Kuwait.

    He’s spent the past two years serving as an openly gay soldier, hiding nothing from his fellow troops. His story aired nationally Dec. 16 on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” making Manzella easily the most out-in-the-open gay service member in the entire military.
     
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    He should have sent them a sex tape ... something those morons might understand.
     
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    I kissed a Sheep

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    This is a rehash of a thread a while ago........ nothing new here. It actually takes alot of evidence to get booted out of the military for this. Too many Soldiers have used this as an escape from their commitments in the past for a tape of "kissing" to be the golden bullet.
     
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    Ah...morons..............nice. I think you are clueless on military law.
     
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    Why would a picture of a male soldier kissing another male soldier be cause to discharge a soldier when we had a Commander In Chief that used to Jerk Off under his desk in the Oval Office while having "Phone Sex" and used Havanna Cigars as a Dildo on the little girl that emptied his waste basket.

    WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED :confused:
     
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    May have happened a while ago, but was in the Army Times today..
     
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    #15 Jersey

    Klinger III ?
     
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    I know military law Army expert person.

    I don't agree with it ... and this is an opinion forum.

    I think bias against gays in the military laws are archaic and moronic. People who wish to serve their country denied because of how they were born? Please ... spare me this modern day version of racism ... military style. I fully support any and all laws denying gay people the same rights as heterosexuals ... all of them. Sexual preference has no place being a part of racist rules and/or laws in military or civilian life.
     
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    countdown until this guy is a victim of a hate crime.
     
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    Gays in the Military.
    It worked for the Spartans.
     
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    This is nothing... back during the Korean War, there was an open transvestite serving in the Army. He was able to do his duties with maximum efficiency.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I knew a women during WWII that could urinate and write her initials in the snow while she was standing up without taking her underwear off.

    :rocker: "that's right Harry, I remember that" :singing:
     
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    That's like the old joke of Sally's father see's " Johnny loves Sally" written in the snow with pee. So he starts screaming at his daughter and tells her Johnny has to go. "Why dad ... it's cute, he wrote he loves me in the snow with his pee because he loves me so much."

    "Oh" ... her father says ... ""that's Johnny's pee alright but that is definitely YOUR HANDWRITING!!!" :rofl:
     
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    Lol...spare me your grandstanding will ya.....you have no idea what my opinion is on this. Your insinuation that his CO is a moron is wrong.....as a previous CO I know how hard it is to prove these cases and the UCMJ details that go along with them....I have no problem with your opinion...would love to hear your background on military law while your are at it :)
     
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    Some Homosexuals Stay In The Closet Because They Like To Look At Coats

    :bricks:
     
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    Not one of your best Harry ... you must be tired from celebrating too much. :D

    You think Pant Suit watched the game today?
     
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    Klinger????
     

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