Story from the Frontline of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell':
Former Petty Officer 2nd Class, U. S. Navy Jason Knight

After the March 2007 comments by General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he expressed his personal views of homosexuality as "immoral," I decided to express my own personal feelings in a letter to the editor. This resulted in my second discharge under DADT, but I was willing to accept it.

Mr. President, “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” must be repealed. This law forces good people to lie, evade and mislead their fellow comrades and commanders and goes against the very core values of the military service in which we serve. It forces undue stress in the lives of those that must hide.

With a military stretched thin between two wars, now is the time to stop discharging men and women who valiantly serve our nation, many who are in mission critical jobs. Repeal “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” now.

Very Respectfully,

Jason Daniel Knight

Former Petty Officer 2nd Class, U. S. Navy

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Comments

  1. Daniel says

    He is the BEST OF THE BEST.

    Bless you buddy.

    You put people like George Rekers to shame.

  2. Dawson says

    History will prove who the real hero’s are.

    It is just a matter of time when those brave gay men and women who stand up to against a policy that discriminates against someone who has done nothing wrong will be viewed as the real leaders of America.

    Character is what some are born with. Those who stand up and fight against an unjust policy are truly the hero’s in our struggle. You will not be forgotten in history.

    I wish all the brave gay and lesbian soldiers knew how much you are admired and appreciated by so many of us. Words can not express how proud we are of our gay men and women of the U.S. military.