FREE SPEECH ZONE | A tribute to Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt, a gay servicemember

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The story of Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt, a gay servicemember who died in the closet in Afghanistan, months after President Obama signed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

  Andrew Wilfahrt: Family remembrances and call to action

RESTLESS GRAY GIRL | It’s time: A reflection on war, family and action  by Lisa Gray • On February 27th, 2011, Corporal Andrew Wilfarht, cousin to my husband, and son to Jeff and Lori Wilfahrt of Rosemount, MN was killed in Afghanistan. This begins a story I did not know needed to be told. MORE

FREE SPEECH ZONE | Who’s gonna pay the fiddler? My name is Jeff Wilfahrt, father of CPL Andrew C. Wilfahrt, KIA, Kandahar, Afghanistan, 2-27-2011. I am a native son of New Ulm, MN.
I have something I want to say to every American willing to read. …
So where has the wealth gone? Who’s gonna’ pay the fiddler? The wealth is in our wars. We have allowed our financial largess to be used for war. This is such a waste on our parts. War is the jig; war is the devil’s tune. We have cloaked our blood lust in the flag, and it is well known that patriotism is sometimes the last refuge of the scoundrel. MORE

FREE SPEECH ZONE | A tribute to Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt, a gay servicemember  The story of Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt, a gay servicemember who died in the closet in Afghanistan, months after President Obama signed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Andrew Wilfahrt was the 18th Minnesota soldier to die in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2007, one of 1521 U.S. soldiers to die there from 2001 to April 2, 2011.  MORE

And a trio of blog posts from Andrew’s uncle, Alan Wilfahrt:

Taps for Andrew
Andrew’s wishes
Andrew’s guard

Andrew Wilfahrt was the 18th Minnesota soldier to die in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2007, one of 1521 U.S. soldiers to die there from 2001 to April 2, 2011.