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NY National Guard Confirms Choi’s Discharge

Jim Burroway

July 21st, 2010

Chris Giedner chased this down:

Lt. Col. Rich Goldenberg with the New York National Guard responded to an inquiry from Metro Weekly about the discharge, first reported in the Gay City News, by saying that a certified letter was sent to Choi detailing the honorable discharge and that ”Choi was informed on 29 June” via a phone message left by his unit commander. Other calls were made to him as well, he said.

Goldenberg acknowledged, ”I do not believe he returned any of their calls,” but added that ”[t]he New York National Guard made every attempt to make sure that Lt. Choi was fully informed of the action.”

Choi reportedly responded to the Gay City News report via Twitter: ”No, I have not seen any discharge papers. When/if they come, I’ll show and tell.”



July 21st, 2010 | LINK

I think this article in Metro Weekly explains the inconsistency:

The link was posted by a commenter at Pam’s House Blend. Another commenter noted that Lieutenant Choi was in Mexico speaking at an MCC on July 29.

July 21st, 2010 | LINK

I have great respect for Lt. Choi. I don’t mean to imply that anyone else is being disrespectful, but I would suggest giving Dan time to make any announcement in his own way and in his own time.

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