When Army reservist Donna Lynn Jackson told her commander she was a lesbian during the Persian Gulf war callup, she says her commander told her she would have to go to Saudi Arabia anyway and have to be discharged after the war. The others don't matter. Only after Jackson went to the media was she quickly discharged. Right up there with Jodie Dallas or Linda Murkland. Accomplish the mission, make rank and avoid harassment. Eventually it was dropped as the character evolved. Beloved character or not.
Which, I gotta tell you, we get that a lot.
Now I know folks meant well. Navy undesirable discharges, for example, fell from 1, in the late s to inthen shot back up to 1, after the armistice was signed in Right up there with Jodie Dallas or Linda Murkland.
The rest of it sends me into a rage.