On Saturday, March 20, I, along with about 900 other people, had the opportunity to say thank you to one of those service members when SLDN honored my former client Lt Col Victor Fehrenbach with the 2010 Barry Winchell Courage Award.
I first spoke to Victor in 2008, just after he was notified that the Air Force was moving to discharge him under DADT.
Victor’s first instinct, like many others who are impacted by this law, was to get out quickly with an honorable discharge and get on with his life. But a few weeks later, he called me again. He had changed his mind and wanted to fight.