Deaf in the military

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Keith Nolan always wanted to join the United States military. The challenge: He is Deaf, which is an automatic disqualification according to military rules. In this talk, he describes his fight to fight for his country. (In American Sign Language, with real-time translation.)

Aired February 12, 2012

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The circumstances of this young man’s attitude surely sustain his commitment of dedicating his skills and talents to his country, yet he continues receiving denials. Why? So we can accept those who drop out of school or have no place to go? Obviously, our country has some severe defects. Did you know to buy a handgun, in many states, you must be 21, but an AK-47 you can get at 18! The people in charge must stop and evaluate their decisions with logic.
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Jeanette G
Very inspired! Wonderful presentation!
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Cate F
How inspiring! What a persistent man! I hope he's able to continue following his dreams. Side note: In the future, videos like this should include Closed Captioning for those who are Hard of Hearing and don't know sign language.
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Carolyn M
Very inspiring!
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