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Dan Choi To Re-Enlist

Dan Choi says he's going to re-enlist. You may recall he attempted to do so last year.
More than two years after former infantry officer Daniel Choi came out on a talk show as a gay service member – an event that led to his discharge - the Iraq war veteran says he will re-enlist in the U.S. Army following Tuesday’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. “Going back to the military will be a vindication,” Choi told POLITICO. [I’m] going back because I fought to go back. The seriousness of our claims was not just political theatre – it was really drawn from our lives. I sacrificed so much so I could go back.” [snip] Choi said that he had been unsure about whether he should reenlist but eventually concluded that it was important to show the seriousness of his actions. “Joining the military is never supposed to be a comfortable thing,” Choi said.
Not discussed in the above-linked Politico article is whether Choi's arrests will impede his return to active duty.

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