Gay Bashing Air Force Sergeant Stripped of Rank
Air Force Staff Sergeant Benjamin Ford, accused in the September 2009 NYC anti-gay assault on Blake Hayes, Alec Bell, and Danny Calvert, and recently tracked to a base outside of London, has been stripped of his rank and disciplined by the military, the NY Daily News reports:
"Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ford, a master at defusing bombs, accepted the charges against him rather than face a court-martial, said victim Blake Hayes, who was informed of the punishment by an Air Force Lt. colonel. 'Die of AIDS, you f----- queers!' Ford screamed during the attack. He copped to three counts of assault and battery and other charges. Ford also wrote apology letters to Hayes and his pals.
Ford was a Bronze Star recipient. There is no word on any further prosecution.
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