A gay soldier's life of service
Lt. Col. Steve Loomis was discharged from the military in 1997, five days before he was eligible for retirement. He'd been in the Army on active duty for almost 20 years and in the Reserve for another 10.
Veterans Day Events
• “Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and Healing the Damages”
Panel with Col. Victor Fehrenbach, Lt. Col. Steve Loomis, Major Patricia Baillie and Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Rocha. Held at UNM School of Law (1117 Stanford NE), Room 2401. 7 p.m.
Parade from Bullhead Park, then music by the NMARNG 44th Army Band, fallen warrior tribute and speakers at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial (1100 Louisiana SE). Park-and-ride available; call 311 for details. 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.