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The story of the late soldier Andrew Wilfahrt, who happened to be openly gay

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Lori and Jeff Wilfahrt wondered: Had their boy died protecting homophobes who would deny him his rights back home?

Lori and Jeff Wilfahrt became activists in Minnesota after their son, Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt, 31, was killed in Afghanistan.

The must-read today is a fantastic article at about openly gay soldier Andrew Wilfahrt, who was killed in action in February 2011 in Afghanistan. According to the article, he was harassed in high school by the football team for being gay...and the hockey team came to his defense. He told his parents everyone around him in the military knew he was gay. On this day in which we remember those who served and died, please take a few minutes to read this incredibly moving article. You’ll be glad you did.