U.S. Military’s First Openly Gay Woman Killed in Combat

  • metta

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    Dec 23, 2015 5:59 AM GMT
    U.S. Military’s First Openly Gay Woman Killed in Combat

    "Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen’s wife and son will welcome their war hero openly, not in the shadows which covered most of her career.
    Among the loved ones mourning the death of Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen is her wife, Heather, and their young son, Jacob.

    Vorderbruggen, one of six U.S. troops killed Monday in Afghanistan, was remembered as much for her advocacy as her service in the military. She spent years working to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the policy that demanded gay troops’ silence. She died one day shy of the five-year anniversary of its repeal."

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/22/u-s-military-s-first-openly-gay-woman-killed-in-combat.html
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    Dec 23, 2015 2:09 PM GMT
    How could she be killed in "combat" since Obama has declared:

    "America’s combat mission in Afghanistan came to a responsible end.
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    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate ReleaseOctober 15, 2015
    Statement by the President on Afghanistan

    Roosevelt Room

    11:04 A.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Last December -- more than 13 years after our nation was attacked by al Qaeda on 9/11 -- America’s combat mission in Afghanistan came to a responsible end. That milestone was achieved thanks to the courage and the skill of our military, our intelligence, and civilian personnel. They served there with extraordinary skill and valor, and it’s worth remembering especially the more than 2,200 American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/10/15/statement-president-afghanistan

    Here's Obama's comment from the golf course in Hawaii about the 6 brave soldiers killed in Afghanistan: " "
  • Melo11

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    Dec 23, 2015 3:16 PM GMT
    Strange, it sounds like fake...
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    Dec 23, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
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    So poignant a death.

    Melo11 saidStrange, it sounds like fake...


    Really now. And just about that sounded fake?



    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/high-ranking-woman-nyc-cop-among-u-s-troops-killed-n484536
    Not long after the U.S. military repealed its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen married her longtime partner, becoming one of the first American service members to be wed in a same-sex ceremony.

    On Monday, nearly five years to the day after the repeal was signed into law, the trailblazing officer was killed along with five other Air Force service members in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

    Vorderbruggen was the first openly gay American female officer killed in combat

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    Dec 23, 2015 8:38 PM GMT
    "Never let the truth/facts get in the way of a good story."
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    Dec 23, 2015 10:59 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidHow could she be killed in "combat" since Obama has declared:

    "America’s combat mission in Afghanistan came to a responsible end.
    "

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate ReleaseOctober 15, 2015
    Statement by the President on Afghanistan

    Roosevelt Room

    11:04 A.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Last December -- more than 13 years after our nation was attacked by al Qaeda on 9/11 -- America’s combat mission in Afghanistan came to a responsible end. That milestone was achieved thanks to the courage and the skill of our military, our intelligence, and civilian personnel. They served there with extraordinary skill and valor, and it’s worth remembering especially the more than 2,200 American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/10/15/statement-president-afghanistan

    Here's Obama's comment from the golf course in Hawaii about the 6 brave soldiers killed in Afghanistan: " "


    Quite often what politicians say is wishful thinking. It is what they hope to accomplish but do not always succeed, or it is what they think they have accomplished even if they have not.
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    Dec 24, 2015 12:45 AM GMT
    A service member died in the line of duty.

    For that, we owe her our gratitude and respect.

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    Dec 24, 2015 4:26 AM GMT
    CLTMike46 saidA service member died in the line of duty.

    For that, we owe her our gratitude and respect.



    +1
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    Dec 24, 2015 11:59 AM GMT
    I hope the Gay community can take a break from worshiping superficial accomplishments and realize this woman's service and sacrifice. Why is this story not bigger in the Gay community?
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    Dec 24, 2015 1:10 PM GMT
    ^ I suspect because most gays are not pro military.