21-Years-Old --Another Gay Servicemember?
Tragic, Brutal Beating Rocks Fort Campbell
Compiled By GayToday
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky—The Service Members Legal Defense Network was on base here Saturday seeking information about the beating death of 21-year-old Pfc. Barry Winchell, bludgeoned last Monday morning at 3 a.m. in his barracks.
The Network says it has no specific evidence that Winchell was gay, or that his murder was a hate crime, although the organization has received a variety of communications from anonymous soldiers indicating that such seems to have been the case.
Pfc. Calvin N. Glover, 18, has been arrested and charged with premeditated murder
The codified Nunn-Frank Military Policy, "Don't Ask-Don't Tell- Don't Pursue," is anything but an honest compromise for it has turned into an agenda of military activism that apparently enables murder, harassment and discrimination against loyal, patriotic and concerned Americans simply because of their sexual orientation.
Now, with the tragic beating and brutal death of Pfc. Barry Winchell, a 21 year-old Ft. Campbell soldier by a fellow serviceman, another alleged crime against gays surfaces as it did in the initial murder cover up of Seaman Allan Schindler.
Seemingly the guilt goes beyond those who commit the deed. It touches those who hid the Rand Report from Congress and equally to the Legislators who did not punish the guilty for their deception and cover up. The treatment of non-heterosexuals mocks the simplicity found in the essence of Biblical "Golden Rule" and denies Americans their Constitutional equality guaranteed by our Founding Fathers.
Our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Pfc. Barry Winchell.
Now Americans will wonder about the type of redress that will be swiftly served by those blindly holding the scale of military justice.