Exactly. Trying to blame his possible gayness for his death is as foolish as blaming a film for the violence. He was serving his Country, he died serving his Country. He is an American Hero.
Although he served his country, no doubt he is getting paid a lot more than I have ever been paid, and I don't recall being told that my job is heroic or that I'm "serving". And while dying a violent and torturous death is the ultimate price to pay, just being lynched is not heroic by itself. Did he voluntarily die to save others? Did he die while fighting and killing untold savage murderers? I'm just saying not everybody who dies is a hero. The knee jerk reaction to canonize this American as a hero does a disservice to those who do truly heroic deeds or live lives of heroic struggle. Now I'm not saying that he hasn't done those things, just that nobody has informed me what those things are. And while I'm sure there will be a full tribute given at this time of eulogy, we all will get that with very few exceptions and we're not all heroes.