Gays in the Military info
Back in 1989 I wrote a letter to the editor of Stars and Stripes, the newspaper published for DOD forces stationed overseas. Having seen more than a few "soldiers" granted a quick release from duty simply by claiming to be gay, I espoused the idea that honorable service should not be limited to heterosexual soldiers only, and that anyone who is otherwise physically and mentally capable should be granted the right to serve honorably.
My closing statement was: I would rather serve in a foxhole with a competent, homosexual soldier - than have my sons be forced to serve because there weren't enough competent heterosexuals to serve during my time.
16 years later, nothing has happened to change my mind on the subject.
If the MI soldier has to fire a shot, somebody has REALLY messed up...