Gay Discharged Combat Vet Plans to Join Marines

Military opts to suspend "don't ask don't tell" policy

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 3:55 PM EDT
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Gay Discharged Combat Vet Plans to Join Marines

KFOR

A Navy veteran is furious over what he considers "disrespect" for the American flag.

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A gay Iraq War veteran who was discharged from the New York Army National Guard says he plans to enlist in the Marines following a decision by the military to suspend the "don't ask, don't tell'' policy.

Dan Choi is a West Point graduate who was discharged from the military in July because he announced publicly that he is gay. He said he'll try to join the Marines Tuesday at a Times Square recruiting station.

Last week, a court struck down a law banning gays from serving openly. The Defense Department said it had suspended its policy banning gays.

Choi said that last week's court ruling came too late to help him.

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