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A Marine speaks out

Timothy Kincaid

April 4th, 2014

Go read this op-ed (NewsTribune)

I slept with a gay man for six months in Afghanistan.

No one asked. He did not tell.

In 2005, I and 200 Marines in my squadron deployed to Afghanistan to support the global war on terrorism. We were stationed at Bagram air base, a deep bowl surrounded by snowcapped mountains, where it rained and snowed while the sun beamed, prompting one Marine to remark, “Welcome to Afghanistan, the only place on Earth where you get all four seasons and a rocket in the same day.”



April 4th, 2014 | LINK

My old boy friend was an Army vet of Viet Nam. He said having sex in a pup tent with a roving guard wasn’t easy but it was possible.

April 5th, 2014 | LINK

A beautiful op-ed. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

April 11th, 2014 | LINK

Hi Timothy,
Call me slow. I read this last week and I thought that the writer was describing “slept with” as in “SLEPT with.”
On today’s casual re-reading I realize the writer is a straight guy who shared sleeping quarters with a gay guy and did not give a shit.


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