Army LTC to be discharged for breaking up public kissing, groping session by junior officers

Army LTC to be discharged for breaking up public kissing, groping session by junior officers

[Ed. – And yes, the JOs were apparently in uniform at the time.  Oh — and they were lesbians.]

The Army is moving to discharge a decorated combat pilot who intervened to stop two lesbian officers from showing excessive affection on the dance floor at an official ball at Fort Drum, N.Y.

Lt. Col. Christopher Downey ended up being convicted administratively of assaulting a soldier trying to film the kissing and grabbing. Col. Downey’s lawyer, Richard Thompson, says his client merely pushed down the camera to prevent photos that could end up on social media.

Mr. Thompson said Col. Downey’s commanding officer also convicted him of violating the regulation that ended the ban on gays openly serving in the military.

That April 14, 2012, night, Col. Downey moved to caution the two lesbian officers, a second lieutenant and a captain, after a warrant officer complained that their prolonged French kissing, grabbing buttocks and disrobing Army jackets violated Army rules against excessive public affection, his lawyer said.

He said the captain, who since has left the Army, complained she and her girlfriend, whom she later married and then divorced, were discriminated against by Col. Downey.

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