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  1. jeff1031

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    Captains Daniel Hall, left, and Vincent Franchino, who are Apache helicopter pilots, leaving the Cadet Chapel at West Point.CreditDanny Kim for The New York Times


    By Vincent M. Mallozzi

    Jan. 19, 2018
    Apache helicopters — the kind of aerial weaponry immortalized in Hollywood tough-guy films such as “Rambo” and “Black Hawk Down” — are among the Army’s most revered killing machines, and those who fly them across enemy skies “have an attack mentality,” said Capt. Daniel Hall, a 30-year-old Apache helicopter pilot based at Fort Bliss, in Texas.

    “That attack mind-set is shared by the entire Apache community,” Captain Hall said. “It’s a real macho thing.”

    As he spoke, Captain Hall was flanked by Capt. Vincent Franchino, a 26-year-old fellow Apache pilot who is also stationed at Fort Bliss, where they are both a part of another community: the group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender soldiers who serve there.

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    The couple first met when both were at West Point. Captain Franchino, left, was a plebe and Captain Hall a firstie.
    “It’s been a bit of a bumpy road for us,” said Captain Franchino, who married Captain Hall on Jan. 13 in the Cadet Chapel at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., where they are believed to be the first active-duty, same-sex couple to exchange vows at the legendary Army post.
     
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    Good for them.
     
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    there’s a sword fighting joke here, but i’m too cultured and classy to make it.
     
  5. MDSTigers1

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    I don't even care. I just like my Apache drivers to rain hell and fury down on my enemies. As long as they accomplish that, they can bugger anyone they please.
     
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    He just rolled over in his grave.

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    Thanks Obama?
     
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    The world ain’t what it used to be...shame
     
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    He wasn't the only one.
     
  11. Kellerdog

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    Wood. @Tigercatch ....
     
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  13. murph69

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    I see what you did there.
     
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    I like the old Army where dudes just diddled in private.
     
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    Happy for them!
     
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  16. Kellerdog

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    Yore next?
     
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    Hey Capt., glad to see you back. How was it? Do you feel different - more muscles, more disciplined, skinny jeans retired?
     
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    Why?
     
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    That's a very hansom couple defending our country.
     
  20. griffna

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    Great, best wishes to them.
     
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    He wanted it in his ass.
     
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    Who’s the pilot? Co-pilot?
     
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    Disgusting. God is gonna have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. Our once great nation has made them look like a sunday picnic
     
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    How did this one not get banded?
     
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    Not really... I fold my T-shirt’s differently... I lost two pounds but Dad says I look thicker. Legs got more muscular... idk how. A school is definitely weird. I’m not used to thinking for myself... so I’m kind of in a haze. Oh and I’m sick so that’s not really helping.
     
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    Literally could not care less. Good for them.
     
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    Because it's funny AF?...
     
  28. GloryDays2012

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  29. lewis3882

    lewis3882 ASK ME ABOUT MY TUB
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    I think rape and incest had alot more to do with S&G than homosexuality, but keep up the troll.
     
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    This whole issue brings on so many questions I wish I could ask because I just do not understand. But those questions would not only get me banned, they’d probably get me arrested or sued. Or all three.
     
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    Interested to know the ratio of LGBT soldiers stationed at “Fort Bliss” compared to other posts.
     
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    This must be where the term “gay blades” comes from.
     
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    How can one claim that the love they feel for each other is not just as real/true as the love between a man and woman? Congrats to them for their courage on so many fronts
     
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    Agree. Actually making me tear up a bit.
     
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    How convenient to deemphasize the role of homosexuality in the story. Reminds me of Thomas Jefferson, who tore out the pages of the Bible that he didn’t like.
     
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    Sorry dammit. Wrong song.

     
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    You’re right. Homosexuality is a new thing, probably created by libtards. GFY
     
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    Where is @Tigercatch when we need a little humor?...Dude DNGAS. That's why we love him.
     
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    What’s next? They gonna let wimmins and coloreds vote?!
     

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