Friday, September 30, 2011

Reason #35: Undesirable Discharge

Bureaucracy can be fascinating when it moves. One of the coolest ripple effects of the DADT repeal came when gay WWII veteran Melvin Dwork, who has the greatest name ever and the looks to match, had his 70-year-old discharge from the Navy reclassified from "undesirable" to "honorable".

On top of the symbolic benefits, this means that, at 89, he's now finally eligible for financial benefits as well.

Not that he's got very long to enjoy them, but hey - bureaucracy, am I right?

PS - regarding the post title - clearly the discharge itself is not today's reason, so to speak, but I couldn't resist making two poop  jokes in one week. You understand.

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