The alleged complications in this case underscore the danger of: 1 the closet, 2 that DADT reinforces the closet and foments fear of being shoved out of it to a deadly level, and 3 the military engages in secrecy because of the homophobia that instituted Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the first place. Dallas Voice :. But Roy said the source told the family Provost had a heated argument with the suspect a week before his murder, and that the sailor now being held as a person of interest by the Navy has a history of mental illness.
Navy sailors work hand-in-hand with Marines at military bases, and on Tuesday morning, one of those sailors was found dead at Camp Pendleton. Two local gay activists said the death could be an anti-gay hate crime and that they want answers, now. Spokesmen for the Navy and Marine Corps confirmed that a sailor's body was found on the base at about 3 a.
Thanks DOMA! Despite the bittersweet aspects of their union, Huston was ecstatic after popping the question when Guerrero returned from deployment in Afghanistan. If it were two women, these liberals would be all over it.
He was in love with a transgender woman. Now we must sadly examine the fate of Navy Seaman August Provost, an African American sailor, who apparently had been rudely accused earlier the same night of being gay by a person now being questioned by the authorities. A July 1st article at SanDiego6. Little else is actually known as of this writing.
The post, which appeared to have originated on Snapchat, was added to a closed Facebook group called Camp MENdleton resale just days after a gunman, year-old Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, opened fire at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more. The post has since been deleted. This type of behavior and mindset will not be allowed, and it is not consistent with the core values of honor, courage and commitment that are demonstrated by the vast majority of Marines on a daily basis,'' according to the statement.
A candlelight vigil will be held tonight in Southern California for a sailor who was killed at Camp Pendleton near San Diego. He was shot while on duty. The sailor was gay, and his family believes the killing may be related to his sexual orientation.
Kristine Stolakis. ThroughoutOtto Bremerman sat at his military desk in the personnel office of the Pearl Harbor Naval Base, typing up dishonorable discharges for sailors who had been accused of homosexuality. He knew that these sailors had selflessly taken on the same risks as their heterosexual counterparts to serve their country during the Korean War, but because they were gay, they would now suffer the consequences of dishonorable discharge for the rest of their lives.
A year-old sailor has been charged with murder in the shooting of a fellow seaman who was standing guard at Camp Pendleton. But the Navy said there was no indication that the killing was a hate crime. The victim, Seaman August Provost of Houston, was gay. Officials said Provost, 29, was standing guard when Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Campos of Lancaster allegedly tried to enter the base to commit violence.
CNN -- A sailor accused of killing another sailor was found dead in his cell in a southern California military jail, officials said Friday. Provost was killed while he was standing guard as a sentry for the Assault Craft Unit 5 compound at Camp Pendleton, officials said. Authorities also said Provost's body was set on fire at his guard post.
Military investigators have made an arrest in the shooting death of a sailor on sentry duty at Camp Pendleton. They say that despite information that the sailor was said to be openly gay, it doesn't appear the killing was a hate crime. The body was not gagged, bound or mutilated when it was found according to investigators. A sailor was taken into custody Thursday as a suspect but has not been identified.