Nothing changes my twenty-six years in the military. I continue to love it and everything it stands for and everything I was able to accomplish in it. To put up a wall against the military because of one regulation would be doing the same thing that the regulation does in terms of negating people.
Margarethe Cammermeyer (b. 1942), U.S. nurse and former military officer. As quoted in Time magazine, p. 63 (July 6, 1992).
An Army Colonel and a nurse, she admitted homosexuality during a routine background check and was dismissed after a career in which she had earned a Bronze Star for Vietnam War duty and was once the Veterans Administration Nurse of the Year.