Some positive news today, via The Advocate:
Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, who fought his discharge from the Air Force under the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, will be allowed to retire in October with his full rank and pension.
The South Bend Tribune reported on the news about the Notre Dame graduate and decorated 20-year veteran of combat flight.
“It was a great sense of relief. I didn’t expect it,” said the 41-year-old Fehrenbach to the newspaper.
According to the Tribune, “With no further explanation, the military in January sent Fehrenbach new orders: Effective Sept. 30, he will be retired from active duty at his current rank and with his pension. He’ll serve out the remaining months of his military duty at his current desk job at the base in Idaho.”