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apsies:

“I finally said, you know what, I’m going to tell my story. The first American injured in the Iraq war is a gay Marine. He wanted to give his life to this country.”

—Eric Alva, former Marine and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”: Exclusive Interviews with Gay Servicemen: Big Issues: GQ

This deserves way more notes than it is getting. This guy lost a leg serving a country where people would just as soon condemn him for his sexual orientation as shake his hand and thank him.

I wouldn’t shake his hand. I’d hug him. I wouldn’t thank him, because “thank you” just isn’t a big enough word of gratitude for what he’s sacrificed and been through.

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