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Mojeoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 04:47 PM
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DADT Good News: Maj. Margaret Witt to Retire with Full Benefits!!!
After Landmark Lawsuit, Maj. Margaret Witt to Retire with Full Benefits

Major Margaret Witt, a decorated flight nurse who had been dismissed under the Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy, has reached a final settlement in her landmark lawsuit, the ACLU of Washington announced today. Major Witt will retire with full benefits, the government will drop its appeal of the federal court ruling in her favor, and the unlawful discharge will be removed from her military service record. The ACLU-WA has represented Major Witt directly since 2006 in a lawsuit challenging her discharge.

I am proud to have played a role in bringing about the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell. I am so pleased that the tens of thousands of lesbians and gays who have served their country honorably will be able to serve openly, said Major Witt.




http://www.aclu-wa.org/news/final-settlement-landmark-l...

A 1986 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Major Margaret Witt was a flight nurse assigned to McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma. During her 18-year career in the Air Force, Major Witt served in the Persian Gulf, received many medals and commendations, and always had superb evaluations from her superiors. In 1993, she was selected to be the poster child for the Air Force Nurse Corps recruitment flyer.
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 04:52 PM
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1. That background cheer you hear is from Toronto!!!
I'm so glad she got her benefits and her record. She deserves them, after an exemplary career.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 04:53 PM
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2. Great news! n/t
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 04:54 PM
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3. KNR!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 06:08 PM
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4. Good.
Every servicemember discharged under DADT should have the same consideration -- for starters
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