From Huffpo, via heads up from Rachel :
Lieutenant Colonel Victor J. Fehrenbach, a fighter weapons systems officer, has been flying the F-15E Strike Eagle since 1998. He has flown numerous missions against Taliban and al-Qaida targets, including the longest combat mission in his squadron's history. On that infamous September 11, 2001, Lt. Col. Fehrenbach was handpicked to fly sorties above the nation's capital. Later he flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has received at least 30 awards and decorations including nine air medals, one of them for heroism, as well as campaign medals for Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He is now a flight instructor in Idaho, where he has passed on his skills to more than 300 future Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force weapons systems officers.
Since 1987, when Fehrenbach entered Notre Dame on a full Air Force ROTC scholarship, the government has invested twenty-five million dollars in training and equipping him to serve his country, which he has done with what anyone would agree was great distinction. He comes from a military family. His father was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, his mother an Air Force nurse and captain. Lt. Col. Fehrenbach has honored that tradition.
And the Air Force is about to discharge this guy, a virtual poster boy for Air Force recruiting, because he is gay.
I have said it before and it bears repeating. It is easy to hate a nameless group. Who ever it is. I hate Blacks, but not the guy I work with. I hate Mexicans, but not the parents of my kids friends, and I hate gays, nameless , faceless weak pansies. Faggots, who when the light it shined on them will scurry under the closest rock, or closet , as the case may be. Not really what these brave men and women are doing - Are the once bastions of manliness so full of old bigots that they are keeping change at bay? Every victim of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, that comes forward, every man or woman that becomes a face , a name , a chest full of medals can only hasten the end of this idiotic policy that is DAMAGING OUR COUNTRY.
This is outrageous. Two wars, the Armed Forces stretched beyond their limits, and THEY are kicking out Heroes. And it is (IS) President Barack Obama who is allowing this to happen. Where is this great deep vat of fear and hate that is allowing these Americans to be railroaded out of the Armed Services.