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

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


December 22nd, 2010

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

Touche! Terrific punch line, Dan!

JandyA Says

December 22nd, 2010

He loves me – He loves me not

Emily K

December 22nd, 2010



December 22nd, 2010

love that picture – that smile- pure joy


December 22nd, 2010

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

Hear, hear and mad Congrats Dan!


December 22nd, 2010

A happy ending if I may say so!

MIhangel apYrs

December 23rd, 2010

sometimes Christmas does come early.


December 23rd, 2010

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

Ben in Atlanta

December 23rd, 2010

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 Dan Choi gave his ring to Harry Reid at NetRoots Nation this past Summer and asked him to hold it until DADT was repealed.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

Does this mean they are no longer going steady?


December 27th, 2010

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

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

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