Kentucky — Barry Winchell
As a policy, "Don't ask, don't tell" was as reliable was it was ethical, which is to say that it didn't work at all. The story of Private First Class Barry Winchell (left) shows just how outrageous the idea of "don't ask, don't tell" truly was. Winchell dated Calpernia Addams (right,) a male-to-female transgendered person. Calvin Glover found Winchell's relationship problematic. After months of abuse from his fellow soldiers, Winchell exploded and attacked Glover. Winchell dealt with Glover swiftly, ending the fight almost as soon as it had begun. Following the fight, Glover endured taunts that he had been beaten by "a fucking faggot." Glover couldn't endure the taunts. As Winchell slept in the barracks, Glover approached beat him to death with a bat. Glover is serving a life sentence for his crime.