Ending bans on open military service required collaboration and tenacity.
Peter Heidgerd was dishonorably discharged in 1989 with a felony conviction on his record.
Manning will be released in May, White House officials announced.
Assange has been in self-imposed exile at an embassy in London for more than four years, to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges. He could face espionage charges in the U.S.
In his emotional farewell address, President Obama saluted the military, the First Lady and his own accomplishments, and made mention of both transgender Americans and LGBT rights. Part 4 of 4.
Capt. Hannah Winterbourne is being considered for a Millie, an award bestowed each year by U.K. paper The Sun.
Eric Fanning, the first openly gay man to head the Army, will be replaced by a wealthy businessman.