On behalf of the National Board and the members of American Veterans for Equal Rights, I wish to express my sadness on the passing of Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Dave Guy-Gainer. Dave served AVER as an officer and was a founding member of SLDN. Dave devoted his time, money, and energies into seeing DADT repealed. He was one of the first people to congratulate me on my election as AVER National President, and his wise counsel was always greatly appreciated. It was such a wonderful honor to hug Dave and share the victory of the repeal signing ceremony in Washington. America is a freer and stronger nation because of his dedication. He helped the United States become true to ourselves in honoring equality for all Americans and our commitment to genuine justice and liberty for all our citizens.
AVER joins LGBT veterans and members of our community in giving thanks for the life of this great patriot and devoted veteran. We will miss him dearly, but we are all better people and a greater nation for his selfless efforts and dedication to the cause of justice for the defenders of our sacred liberty.
David, thank you for sharing him with the rest of us. I know how great a sacrifice that can be. Thank you.
And to you Dave, you have done your duty well. Thank you for your service. Sir, you stand relieved.
– Danny Ingram
AVER National President
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