"We all wanted to change our lives and sought a way out of our current situations so we joined the military during a time when gays were not welcomed. While joining the military was the start of a new and wonderful life, it was also the beginning of a difficult journey. A journey we were able to navigate, but others, some friends, were not so fortunate.
Serving with Honor: Under a Cloak of Silence depicts the lives of four close friends who served before and during the time of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT). This book answers that most interesting question of what it was like for gays and lesbians in the military under DADT. In their own words the writers bare their souls and answer some of the tough questions not asked or answered before now. Questions like: Why join in the first place? What was basic training like? How did you protect your career? Would you serve again?
The writers talk about their exhausting efforts of creating elaborate webs of lies to protect their secret. This book also depicts their patriotism and commitment to the military mission and this great country. Despite DADT, these four Veterans served with honor and found great success."
About Dr. Lorenzo L. McFarland with Brian E. Markowski and T. David Gilmer and Kenneth N. Brooks
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Published January 13, 2012
Biographies & Memoirs, War, History.