WWII Soldier Marries in First Same-Se...

WWII Soldier Marries in First Same-Sex Wedding at Veterans' Home

There are 25 comments on the EDGE story from Sep 15, 2013, titled WWII Soldier Marries in First Same-Sex Wedding at Veterans' Home. In it, EDGE reports that:

A 95-year-old member of the Greatest Generation has tied the knot with his boyfriend, a Vietnam vet, at a California veterans home in what was hailed by some as the facilty's first same-sex wedding.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Sep 15, 2013
Mazel Tov!
Gremlin

Hermitage, PA

#2 Sep 15, 2013
Many gay people have served thier country well in the military. Hooray for them both!
Norton

Netherlands

#3 Sep 15, 2013
Can you imagine how worn out this old [email protected] bung-hole must be after getting it drilled for 95 years!
Norton

Netherlands

#4 Sep 15, 2013
Actually this is surprising that a queer lived to 95. Most queers die before they reach 50 from suicide, AIDS or some other gay disease.
Gremlin

Hermitage, PA

#5 Sep 15, 2013
Norton wrote:
Actually this is surprising that a queer lived to 95. Most queers die before they reach 50 from suicide, AIDS or some other gay disease.
Why don't you do the world a favor and jump into a wood chipper?
Bart

United States

#6 Sep 15, 2013
Norton wrote:
Actually this is surprising that a queer lived to 95. Most queers die before they reach 50 from suicide, AIDS or some other gay disease.
Excellent post, thanks for sharing.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Sep 15, 2013
I come from a military family. My grandfather (deceased) was a U.S. Marine in World War I and served in France during the war. My father (deceased) was a U.S. Marine during The Korean War. My Uncle John (deceased) served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific. My father's older brother, my Uncle Jake (still alive and in good health), also served in the U.S. Navy, also during World War II, also in the Pacific), and my father's other older Brother, my

Uncle Willy (also still alive and in good health), served in the U.S. Army in Korea between World War II and the start of The Korean War.

My father and both his older brothers told me that when they served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Marine Corps, each of them had openly gay men in their unites. Each of them told me that everybody in their unit knew, and nobody cared.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#8 Sep 16, 2013
Bart wrote:
<quoted text> Excellent post, thanks for sharing.
OK, GARY, I mean FRANZ, I mean NORTON, I mean BART. Gosh, I'm getting confused as to which lying little false name you are posting under today, LITTLE cowardly liar.

Let's hear about YOUR glorious military service, may we? Come on, tell all.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#9 Sep 16, 2013
Norton wrote:
Actually this is surprising that a queer lived to 95. Most queers die before they reach 50 from suicide, AIDS or some other gay disease.
Actually, what is surprising is that you think that anyone really believes you are from Amsterdam. Or, that you think anyone believes you are NORTON, or any one of the thousand false lying names you post under all the time.

Why don't you OWN your hate? You sure seem to thrive on it. But, it is the usual case with haters, usually little COWARDS on top of it. The true bully personality. Liar. How proud you must be at the end of the day when you lay your ahystack and badly cut hair down on your filthy semen soaked sheets. Why don't you invest in a box of Kleenex instead of letting it fly as you dream up new fake names?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#10 Sep 16, 2013
haystack, not ahystack. But, I sort of like that term also.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#12 Sep 16, 2013
Norton wrote:
Can you imagine how worn out this old [email protected] bung-hole must be after getting it drilled for 95 years!
I can't even imagine how much imagining you do. You obviously have a VERY vivid fantasy life. You don't ever seem to give your imagination the day off!

Since: Mar 09

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#13 Sep 16, 2013
Gator Bait wrote:
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And they should be dishonorably discharged for lying to get in the military.
Like the hundreds of thousands that lied about their ages to get in?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#15 Sep 16, 2013
Gator Bait wrote:
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And they should be dishonorably discharged for lying to get in the military.
Um, you should pick up a newspaper once in a while. WW2 ended almost SEVENTY years ago. I think it's a little late to try to get the older gent "discharged" today, don't you?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#16 Sep 16, 2013
Gator Bait wrote:
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How can you lie about your age when you have to have a birth certificate?
Well, they did. It was much more free and easy in the 40's than today. I'm sure they didn't cross check or anything pre computers and loads of younger guys enlisted. It's very well documented and some guys as young as 15 enlisted in WW2.

Even in my life time, I so recall the days when you could walk onto a plane with OUT ID. Once, on a plane in like 1973 or so, a friend of mine found that the flight attendant did NOT collect his ticket. on a whim, he tried flying the next week with the same ticket and they let him go. Try doing that TODAY.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#17 Sep 16, 2013
Curteese wrote:
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Well, they did. It was much more free and easy in the 40's than today. I'm sure they didn't cross check or anything pre computers and loads of younger guys enlisted. It's very well documented and some guys as young as 15 enlisted in WW2.
Even in my life time, I so recall the days when you could walk onto a plane with OUT ID. Once, on a plane in like 1973 or so, a friend of mine found that the flight attendant did NOT collect his ticket. on a whim, he tried flying the next week with the same ticket and they let him go. Try doing that TODAY.
But people back then DID hijack airliners, and commit terrorism on airplanes in the 60's & 70's.

My uncle, who lived around the corner from us, spent his career with United Airlines as a flight engineer. In the early 70's, the aircraft he was a flight engineer on one day was hijacked to Cuba.

But obviously since 9-11, we are far more cognizant of the dangers of hijackers. Previous hijackers did not deliberately crash commercial jet airliners into buildings.

Since: Mar 09

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#18 Sep 17, 2013
Gator Bait wrote:
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How can you lie about your age when you have to have a birth certificate?
Check your WWII history. With home births more the rule than the exception, Birth Certs weren't all that common in those days, and most States didn't have a centralized Vital Statistics bureau. Remember, too, that until 1971 the Age of Majority was 21, though by tradition the military allowed Enlistment with Parental Consent at 17-18. Lying to the Military to Enlist has a tradition that goes back to the Revolutionary War.

You're SUCH a modern-centric city boy that I can't help laughing ... a lot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_Young_the_He...

With your knowledge base (rather narcissistically) confined to your limited lifespan thus far, you've probably never heard of the most-decorated person in the history of the United States Army ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy

The list of other less illustrious, yet no less honorable Enlistees fill the annals of U.S. Military History, and it's cemeteries, including Arlington.

Since: Mar 09

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#20 Sep 17, 2013
Gator Bait wrote:
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How can you lie about your age when you have to have a birth certificate?
You really think that things were ALWAYS as un-free as they are now, boyo?

You just don't know any better.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#21 Sep 17, 2013
snyper wrote:
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You really think that things were ALWAYS as un-free as they are now, boyo?
You just don't know any better.
It's not that long since all freedoms went south. I so recall about 15 years ago how NICE it was to accompany your friends to the airline gate, or meet them right there as they walked off the plane. I recall NOT taking off my shoes at airline gates, carrying a bottle of water, how simple and easy it was.

These handy computers are a double edged sword. God alone knows who's watching or snooping.

Since: Mar 09

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#22 Sep 18, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>It's not that long since all freedoms went south. I so recall about 15 years ago how NICE it was to accompany your friends to the airline gate, or meet them right there as they walked off the plane. I recall NOT taking off my shoes at airline gates, carrying a bottle of water, how simple and easy it was.
These handy computers are a double edged sword. God alone knows who's watching or snooping.
And those are just the OBVIOUS ones.

The ones that get MY goat are all the little ones. Some big and obvious things are better, but a lot of the little ones have gone ... like friends camping out all night at the beach with a bonfire and some beers. The list is long.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#23 Sep 18, 2013
snyper wrote:
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And those are just the OBVIOUS ones.
The ones that get MY goat are all the little ones. Some big and obvious things are better, but a lot of the little ones have gone ... like friends camping out all night at the beach with a bonfire and some beers. The list is long.
DEMAND that The Obamaniac return our FREEDOMS !

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