Talk:Death of 4000th U.S. soldier in Iraq shines spotlight on gays in the military

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i'm not particularly convinced about the value of this article as it stands, as it's simply a rewrite of the WP original. i assumed that this article was moved (as oppposed to copied) over here from WP, but as of now, the WP article still exists. hopefully, someone will add something more to itthis article. i'm afraid i haven't verified the contents of the article when i rewrote it. whoever publishes this would best give it a once-over. sorry! –Doldrums(talk) 12:05, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

I agree, three months after his death this is simply NOT NEWS Sherurcij 00:33, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
The sources are as recent as March 30, so using the date that he died is not quite fair in evaluating the timeliness. That being said, we should have run it much sooner, ten days is a long time. However, it is not a breaking type of story, where developments keep pouring in, it is a "human interest" type of story. Bottom line, I think it is fine. --SVTCobra 00:41, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

the first known LGBT soldier to die in combat in Iraq

Surely, a 'gay soldier', or a 'homosexual soldier', not a 'lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual soldier' which seems to me somewhat a misnomer when applied to an individual? 89.27.19.182 23:44, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Duh, I take that back, as the point is that he was the first known LGBT to die. My bad. 89.27.19.182 23:48, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

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{{edit protected}} Please add this article to Category:Washington Post. Green Giant (talk) 22:40, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

  Done --Pi zero (talk) 23:42, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
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