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9 March 2009


Retired Special Forces Engineer to Present Review of
Don't Ask Don't Tell: One Soldier's Story

As the face and composition of the US Army has changed and evolved over the years to reflect the diversity of our culture and society, the meeting on Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library (Room 1103) will be another opportunity for students to learn, to listen, to think, and to put a face and a story with an issue.

A Review of Don't Ask Don't Tell: One Soldier's Story will be presented by retired US Army Special Forces 18c (Engineer) James Walker. Mr. Walker holds a Masters Degree from Fuller Seminary in Theology, and is currently working on his second master's degree. He will relate his experience of being one of the first investigated under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, including how his fellow soldiers helped him and his partner when he was injured, and will give some information from Servicemen's Legal Defense Network, American Veterans For Equal Rights - AVER, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Lambda Legal Defense Network.

The climate of this event will be presentation and a question and answer session afterwards. This is not a protest, a rally, or a politically hostile environment.

For more information, contact Patrick Clines.


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