Bil Browning

Memorial Day: Remembering Leonard Matlovich

Filed By Bil Browning | May 31, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Bronze Star, gays in the military, Leonard Matlovich, Memorial Day, Purple Heart, Vietnam War

"When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."

-- Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich was a Vietnam War veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Matlovich was the first gay service member to fight the ban on gays in the military. The quote above is written on his tombstone.

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