robble_bobble189 karma2013-06-17 15:35:45 UTC
This is very interesting and a good AMA so far. You've really opened my eyes to the idea that people were really discharged for this. I served in the Navy from 2002-2010 and I was on a submarine. I had several openly gay shipmates, to the point that the entire chain of command up to the CO knew and just turned a blind eye. All were open, but generally discreet, e.g. they would take SO to ship functions but as a 'friend' not as a partner or date.
I do have a couple of questions,
You mentioned that you got a General under Honorable Conditions discharge. Have you had any difficulty getting employment with this vice a honorable discharge?
Are/were you eligible for full VA benefits upon discharge, are you eligible now?
Did you spend any time in a combat zone?
How do you now feel about your service? Pride? Shame? Nothing?
Did your family know already, or did you have to tell them you were gay and being discharged for it?
Thanks, very interesting!
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