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Eric Alva

Entries by Eric Alva

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Telling My Story to Congress

(38) Comments | Posted July 23, 2008 | 2:45 PM

Last year, one of the first times I told my story was here on Huffington Post and I was overwhelmed by the positive and supportive response.

I've found the same is true as I've traveled around the country talking about the need to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell: From the Inside Out

(70) Comments | Posted February 28, 2007 | 2:13 PM

Coming from a military family, I'm sure it was not much of a surprise when I told my parents that I planned to join the military. After all, both my grandfather and father had proudly served in the Army; my grandfather was a World War II and Korean War veteran...

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