1st Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq war vet and Arab translator who received formal notice that he was being kicked out of the Army National Guard a month after he came out and formed a support group for LGBT West Point graduates, has penned an opinion piece for CNN.
On May 12, 2009, in an open letter written to “President Obama and Every Member of Congress,” Choi pleads not to be fired, saying he served with dedication for 10 years under “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
He calls it “an immoral law and policy that forces American soldiers to deceive and lie about their sexual orientation.”
Choi, a West Point graduate and trained Arabic linguist, was dismissed from duty in the spring of 2009, because of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Since then, he’s been a leading voice for the cessation of the policy.
Today, Huffington Post reports that Choi has been recalled to Active Duty. Read report here:
KUDOS Lt. CHOI & KUDOS PRESIDENT OBAMA, YOU MAKE US PROUD!!
TDPP SALUTES YOU BOTH