Because freedom can't protect itself
You're a pathetic, self-serving liar who made your suboridnate officers and NCOs miserable every day they were forced to be in your presence. You wouldn't make a pimple on a good Special Forces officer's fourth point of contact. Good riddance.
Trans what ever, you make my stomach turn each time I think about what a pain in the forth point of contact you were in uniform and even more vial a sight as a "woman." I always knew you had issues and that suspicion panned out when you "came out of the closet." How in the world you managed to keep a clearance after demonstrating your psychological instability is beyond comprehension and I can only assume it is a matter of "political correctness" from someone afraid of a BS law suit for infringing on your "rights." The people of this nation have rights too, not just the mentally deficient who choose to wear women’s clothing of play with dolls. Go back in your closet and crawl back under the rock you came from. If I saw you in a professional situation as a customer, I would take my business else where if you were the best your employer had to offer, the Library was correct in their assessment that you would have no allies within the SOF community. What you are is the laughing stock of the community.
Letter to Diane:
I cannot image the courage it took to cross the gender line in the military environment and suspect that nothing in your sterling military career was so difficult.
Shame, shame on the Library of Congress.
Brava to you Diane! Our country owes you a better deal than you have received thus far. Your courage is in sight for all to witness, and in sharp contrast to the cowardly and hate-filled comments such as those posted by De Oppresso Liber and De Oppresso Liber x 16 yrs. "De Oppresso Liber" is, for those who don't know, the Latin motto of the Army Special Forces, and roughly translates as, "to free the oppressed". I wonder if the posters (#1 and #2) have given any thought to it's true meaning, and the irony of their using it in an attempt to oppress another.
Much luck to you Diane. Someday our great country will move ahead based on meritocracy. The Library of Congress, armed with 32 million books had a chance to lead the way and set an example that intellectual fortitude can inoculate one against intolerance. It dropped the ball on this one.
You are such a positive role model for all of us and you have made a direct impact on my life. You have taught me that there are things more important than one's fears. I can never fully express my gratitude. Godspeed as you continue on your journey.
Dear Colonel Schroer:
I admire you for your professional achievements as a soldier. I admire and respect your courage to make the commitments to your choice which you have more than earned the right to make. The Library of Congress owes you a job. I wish you all the best.
Colonel (IL) ,IL ARNG (Retired)
President and Founder Pritzker Military Library
Diane Schroer, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired: Thank you! You are a real inspiration for me and I am certain for thousands of currently enlisted transsexual members of the U.S. armed forces. I myself am going to be Permenetly Medicaly Retired from the Army next week. I do not have your ulustrious carrer but am proud to have served my country for the 11 years I was able prior to being injured in Iraq. I started transitioning months ago and will be able to continue unhindered once retired. I have thought unhappily about your Hero to Zero comment even long before I read about you. So many people approach me, heap praise upon me, shake my hand, give me hugs, point me out to thier children with pride, call me a hero, thank me for my service with tears in thier eyes.......most of those same people will have different words and actions for me once I am obviously transitioning. It is astonishing how fickle the people we served can be.
I served under Col Schroer in the post 911 world. He (now she) was always a professional first and foremost. I am very proud of what we accomplished within that classified unit that she has mentioned. You were a very courageous solider for over 2 decades and now proven to be a courageous civilian.
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