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Melvin Dwork

One Year Anniversary of the End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Aboard the USS Intrepid

Elizabeth Birch | Posted 11.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Birch

Just as World War II was ending, Melvin Dwork, a handsome young American sailor, was given a dishonorable discharge because he was gay. Now 94, Dwork will celebrates his now honorable discharge.

A FIRST: Navy Clears Gay World War II Veteran's Record 70 Years Later

AP | By JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

SAN DIEGO -- Nearly 70 years after expelling Melvin Dwork for being gay, the Navy is changing his discharge from "undesirable" to "honorable" – ...