A month later he was called in to see his battalion commander and told that the investigation had been closed: I forgot which. A couple were more elaborate: The second week after I arrived at Fort Drum, N. Two harrowing love stories — at war. Get to Know Us. In their everyday lives, they pretended to be straight.
It was only really around the Second World War that military discrimination became codified and organized, and that the focus moved from simply sanctions against homosexual acts to an attempt to identify and weed out homosexual tendencies—though, as would be seen again and again, when fighting bodies were needed badly enough, such concerns would often evaporate.
Mike and Abe were to mentor me on how to survive as a gay serviceman. You have to decide what to do with the liberty they allow, and also what not to do. Our life expectancy was so short they let us do our own thing.
As he recuperated, he learned about his inadvertent status.