[UPDATE — Be sure to go to the link below, and read the comments on the story. Truly awful, and embarrassing for our military.]
Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell is a ridiculous policy from a by-gone era.
We should all push President Obama to end this absurdity — which is clearly harming national security — immediately.
AF Boots Decorated Pilot for Being Gay
May 20, 2009
An 18-year Air Force officer and fighter pilot is being booted under the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays, the officer revealed last night during a prime-time television interview.
Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, where he called an investigation board’s finding that his homosexuality harmed unit morale, good order and discipline “absolutely false.”
“About 4,000 people are assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base, and only about 10 people on the entire base even knew of my case up until this very moment,” he said. “Those were my immediate chain of command, a couple of attorneys in the legal office, and a couple of officers in the Office of Special Investigations. Not one single person that I’m assigned with in my squadron, or that I fly with in my fighter squadron, knew about this case until this moment.”
And here’s some video….