A Chicago man kicked out eight years ago under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has contacted a recruiter and could become the first openly gay man in Illinois to enlist.
The Senate may have voted 65 to 31 to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy this weekend, but the particulars allowing gays to openly serve in the military will take months to approve and implement.
An honor guard is a special way to pay tribute to America’s servicemen and women at their funerals. Members of these squads donate their time. One of those volunteers is Larry Cavanaugh, and CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says he’s someone you should know.
On this Veterans Day, a new not-for-profit is helping veterans put their lives and their finances back on track after they leave the military. The group helps vets to pay off student loans and to find jobs.
Thousands of soldiers are sexually assaulted every year by fellow soldiers. Now one of them is speaking out about how the Veterans Administration failed him. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.