Keith Nolan wants the opportunity to follow in the steps of his grandfather and great uncles by entering the US Army in a noncombat role. He was denied because he is deaf. But there have been instances of deaf soldiers throughout America’s history, and there are disabled US Soldiers still on active duty. Deaf Israeli citizens can volunteer for their country, so why not deaf Americans?
Keith left his job as a teacher of high school students so he could pursue this goal by participating in the Army ROTC at CSUN and UCLA, earning rankings near the top of his class including the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Ribbon. However, on 05.06.11 he was compelled to turn his ROTC uniform in without a commission into the Army.
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