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April 30, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decorated soldier who disclosed his homosexuality during last weekend's gay rights march in Washington received a chilly homecoming Thursday when his superiors promptly launched proceedings to discharge him from the Army. Sgt. Jose M. Zuniga, who won a medal for his service as a combat medic in the Persian Gulf War, was told that his career in uniform is over because he violates the military's ban on homosexuals. "Under Army Regulation 635-200, Sgt.
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June 6, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last month, Jose M. Zuniga flew home to Texas. It was there he had graduated from high school, sweated through basic training and entered adulthood as a promising young soldier, the latest in a line of family warriors. But he returned from his trip as something quite different: a newly proclaimed gay man on a defiant crusade.
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June 6, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last month, Jose M. Zuniga flew home to Texas. It was there he had graduated from high school, sweated through basic training and entered adulthood as a promising young soldier, the latest in a line of family warriors. But he returned from his trip as something quite different: a newly proclaimed gay man on a defiant crusade.
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April 30, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decorated soldier who disclosed his homosexuality during last weekend's gay rights march in Washington received a chilly homecoming Thursday when his superiors promptly launched proceedings to discharge him from the Army. Sgt. Jose M. Zuniga, who won a medal for his service as a combat medic in the Persian Gulf War, was told that his career in uniform is over because he violates the military's ban on homosexuals. "Under Army Regulation 635-200, Sgt.
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May 14, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Complaining that he wore a commendation ribbon for an award he had not yet received, the Army on Thursday demoted Jose M. Zuniga, a decorated sergeant and soldier of the year who announced three weeks ago that he is gay. Zuniga was reduced from sergeant to a specialist rank at an administrative hearing conducted by his commanding officer at the Presidio in San Francisco.
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April 25, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
This normally button-down government city took on a decidedly festive air Saturday as throngs of homosexuals crowded into the capital on the eve of today's massive gay-rights march. Gays and lesbians spontaneously cheered each other on packed subways, demonstrated at the Capitol and attended scores of events ranging from a symbolic mass wedding for hundreds of same-sex couples to a soccer tournament on the Mall. The purpose of today's demonstration, which begins at 9 a.m.
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