How does anything make my first hand experience of the exact topic at hand less relevant?
Recanting the reactions of the soldiers around me is not irrelevant to the thread, in fact it is more relevant than your opinion. And trust me, yours is an opinion, not a fact that soldiers are homophobic.
Your belief that soldiers are homophobic is a cultural assumption you established through a void of never having addressing homosexuality during the time of your service. Not that you would have to or need to.
And you were the smart guy polling them? Wheres the data behind your assumption?Let's just say that they're not too fond of the gays.
Don't ask, don't tell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia73% of respondents said that they felt comfortable in the presence of gay and lesbian personnel
Wow... look at that... the entire argument your making has nothing to do with reality and is just a manifestation of your psyche. SURPRISE.
Your opinion was irrelevant. Thanks for sharing.