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Ending Trans Discrimination In the Military: the Rest of the Story

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

On July 13, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced that next year, after a 6-month study, transgender Americans should be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces along with their gay and lesbian compatriots. It is a long overdue action to remove a barrier to open service for a small but significant minority.

Do Drone Pilots and 'Cyber Warriors' Deserve Medals?

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

Though military defense and national security has changed and evolved in the 21st century, they certainly have not altered the definitions of words like risk, sacrifice, heroism, and courage.

Distinguished Warfare Medal, Now a "Distinguishing Device"

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Through the White House's "We the People -- Your Voice in our Government" petition process, thousands of signatures were gathered for a petition to the Obama Administration to lower the precedence of the new Distinguished Warfare Medal.

Amanda Terkel

Medal Honoring Drone Pilots Faces Bipartisan Backlash | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber warriors and outrank battlefield combat medals such as the Purple Heart and Bronze S...

WWII Vet Honored With Bronze Star Almost 70 Years Later

Rosemont Patch | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact

War veterans often don't come home bragging of their exploits abroad, and in that tradition U.S. Army Pfc. Minoru Miyasaki didn't talk much about his ...

Funeral Held For Sergeant Who Died Saving Afghan Boy

Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact

A heroic Sergeant was laid to rest Monday after giving his life for a child. After lifting a boy out of the way of an oncoming armored vehicle, Sgt...

WWII Vet Gets Bronze Star, 68 Years Late

Forest Hills Patch | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact

Arno Heller, a Rego Park resident and World War II veteran, earned a Bronze Star for his commitment to duty — it just came a little late. During ...

Every Day More Veterans Become Homeless: Meet Mike

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Mike became homeless for the first time in his life this month. As a retired nurse and well educated man he wonders how it could have happened to him. Maybe it was just his turn.

Easy Reader: James Lord's My Queer War on Gays in the WWII Military

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Finkle

James Lord's memoir, My Queer War, recounts his experiences in the World War II years following his 1942 enlistment as a naïve 19-year-old homosexual.

Joseph DuPar, Calumet Park Mayor, May Have Lied About Military Medals

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former political opponent is calling on the mayor of Calumet Park to step down. That's because Mayor Joseph DuPar may have made false claims about ...