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Though he enlist in the military in December 2000, Nelson Pabon says it was the events of Sept. 11, 2001, that inspired him to serve his country.Deployed in Iraq in 2004, the Puerto-Rican born Pabon says he often contemplation he might not make it back."I just contemplation I wouldn't be alive the subsequently day," he says.Pabon, 27, who now calls
Astoria home, will be rotten to the Mideast come November,
Basic preparation may have been difficult, but it was nothing compared to what Lt. Everett Earl Morrow would face later in his career. The 29-year-old who served in the Navy for five years made a painful decision to leave the military when he came out as an explicitly gay soldier in 2008."I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm like all and sundry else," he says. "And that I'm straight away as capable and able to do quality work immediately like my heterosexual counterparts."Today, the ex-submariner crooked medical-supply salesman lives by means of his husband, Mikey, in their
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Elliot Won, 24, in recent times moved to
Flushing to shadow his dreams of being a police officer."It's been a goal of mine to go into the NYPD," he says.The Philadelphia native, who has been connected in the midst of the carrying weapons forces since his college days at Binghamton University, still trains every other week in the midst of his platoon and is in the full of zip reserves."This means at whatever time they need me to go, I'm geared up," he says.Mayor Bloomberg, who canceled the a good magnitude up to date NYPD recruit class, has said 1,400 slots will open July. Won says he isn't giving up.I'll get there, it's in a minute a matter of time