Other Than Honorable
Army changes rules for homosexual veteran.
The U.S. military rewrote the rules and awarded Liza Weiszmiller an honorable discharge, rescinding the “other than honorable” discharged she received in 1979 because she was/is homosexual. Now, Weiszmiller can collect back pay and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder – which she said started not from witnessing war, but from the treatment she received while in the Army. According to Lt. Col. (ret.) Allen West, Weiszmiller knew she was breaking the Army’s rules on homosexuals enlisting in the military. “My concern is the precedent this will create,” West writes. “Now any former military members who have been discharged ‘other than honorable’ will come back and appeal for upgrade of discharge years after – and claim back pay or benefits. Here we are struggling to care for veterans who served honorably –but then again, in Obamaworld, everyone deserves a trophy for showing up (or not). After all according to Susan Rice, even a deserter served with honor and distinction.” More…
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