Ever occur to you that maybe some (most) of these guys didn’t want to be in the military? Maybe playing homo was a good way to get out? I don’t know. I’ve never seen a gay man wear lipstick. Even in a gay bar. Except drag queens but those freaks aren’t joining the military...it would ruin their nails. We’re an all volunteer force. I don’t know anyone who didn’t know exactly what they were getting into so maybe we that’s why we aren’t full of freaks wearing lipstick to get thrown out. And I went through basic in ‘02. I think maybe my experience is a little more pertinent to today’s military. Since I’m in it. No offense but the world has changed a little since ‘66. We all know “gays” as they like to call themselves. We grew up watching them on MTV, my soccer coach was gay, everyone has a gay friend...mostly girls do anyway, they think it’s “cool”. Most people my age don’t care. My parents may not have paid for my college but they did something a lot more important, they taught me the Bible. So I do care. But I’m a minority round here. But there are some of us here. Fighting the good fight. Preaching the Word whenever we can get away with it.
***Ever occur to you that maybe some (most) of these guys didnt want to be in the military? Maybe playing homo was a good way to get out?****
At that time (1966) the quotas for the USAF and NAVY were full of volunteers. Drafties went into the ARMY and some in the MARINES.
So these people had to volunteer and got caught within the first few weeks and got the boot.
Interesting note, it was said by our TI that most of them would find a letter from the draft board when they got home.