Had Dan remained a cowardly closet case, change may not have come, but, change did come because he was NOT a coward.
There is no truth this statement. The repeal of DADT had nothing to do with Choi. DADT was well on its way to being repealed before this coward jumped ship.
If anything, the only change that came about b/c of Choi's selfish actions was the possible death of fellow soliders fighting abroad.
But it makes for a great photo opp, doesn't it?
You are absolutely wrong. Choi brought a human face to this struggle which made countless Americans recognize just how wrong DADT was. His acts of nonviolent protest made large statements, and he stood on the firing line emotionally and professionally. The attention he brought surely showed Americans, who in turn informed their legislators, that DADT was wrong and needed to be overturned.
I'm not even going to touch the fact that you're a faceless profile on a miniscule website calling a man who had national attention a coward.
jason_811, Thanks for posting. I hadn't seen this story yet elsewhere, and as I've been following Choi's story since the DADT repeal talks have been on the table, it's a satisfying conclusion.