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Sen. Reid Returns Lt. Choi’s West Point Ring

Jim Burroway

December 22nd, 2010

Via Sen. Harry Reid’s Twitter feed: “Five months after I promised to repeal #DADT, I’m so happy to give back this West Point ring to @ltdanchoi.”

Update: Lt. Choi’s clever reaction via Twitter: “The next time I get a ring from a man, I expect it to be for full, equal, American marriage.”



Regan DuCasse
December 22nd, 2010 | LINK

I LOVE this picture! I almost expected that ring to NEVER be returned. Let alone what seems like so soon.

December 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Whoa, I’d completely forgotten about that ring. I guess I already unconsciously thought it lost for good… Now, that’s a nice scene!

December 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Touche! Terrific punch line, Dan!

JandyA Says
December 22nd, 2010 | LINK

He loves me – He loves me not

Emily K
December 22nd, 2010 | LINK


December 22nd, 2010 | LINK

love that picture – that smile- pure joy

December 22nd, 2010 | LINK

So proud of Dan. This guy is a real inspiration.

Actually I hope he goes into politics rather than back to the military. the world would be a much better place with guys like this in government.

December 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Hear, hear and mad Congrats Dan!

December 22nd, 2010 | LINK

A happy ending if I may say so!

MIhangel apYrs
December 23rd, 2010 | LINK

sometimes Christmas does come early.

December 23rd, 2010 | LINK

At what point did the authorities take his West Point ring?

Ben in Atlanta
December 23rd, 2010 | LINK

Lt. Dan Choi gave his ring to Harry Reid at NetRoots Nation this past Summer and asked him to hold it until DADT was repealed. No-one took it.

JandyA Says
December 23rd, 2010 | LINK

Does this mean they are no longer going steady?

December 27th, 2010 | LINK

That West Point ring was a big, fat, steaming HOT POTATO on Harry Reid’s desk. He knows what it means to anyone who has earned one, and he wanted it off his desk as fast as possible. I don’t think giving the ring was contrived, but it certainly was a politically inspired move on Lt. Choi’s part. Anyway, the look on Dan’s face says it all about this fight to repeal DADT. He is a man who burns with desire to serve his country…now he’ll have the chance again. He is emblematic of thousands of others; we need them all and can rightfully be proud of all their efforts. The repeal will be remembered as the big political story of the year.

January 2nd, 2011 | LINK

Mr. Choi deserves 2 rings. Dan, you were a great spokesman for repeal. Thank you.

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