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Soldier who publicly opposed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell killed in automobile accident

Army Sgt. Darren Manzella, an early public opponent of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy for U.S. troops, was killed Thursday night in an auto accient, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. Manzella was killed after being pinned in between a sport-utility vehicle and his car following an accident on…

Gay Army sergeant who discussed serving openly in 60 Minutes piece is discharged under DADT

Darren Manzella, the Army Sergeant who appeared on 60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl to tell his story of coming out of the closet to his colleagues and commanding officer, and who served openly in Kuwait without incident, has now been discharged under the absurd Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The…