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Colonels Reprimanded for Gay Skit 

Colonels Reprimanded for Gay Skit 


Three U.S. Army colonels based in South Korea have been reprimanded for taking part in an antigay skit poking fun at new rules designed to protect openly gay soldiers.

The skit featured the officers using effeminate gestures and imitating musicians Elton John and George Michael and lip-synching to a song by Boy George. The skit was performed March 22 at a dinner attended by Eighth Army officials at the Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Garrison.

The Eighth Army commander, Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, did not witness the skit and said the officers did not violate any regulations. But he gave them administrative reprimands for showing "extremely poor judgment."

The colonels reprimanded for their part in the skit were Joseph Cox, commander of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade; Brian Dunn, commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade; and Mark Elliott, commander of the First Signal Brigade.

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