psychiatric nurse whose relentless efforts helped to reverse the U.S.
military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy 10 years after her
21-year-old son Pfc. Barry Winchell was bludgeoned to death with a
baseball bat by a fellow soldier who presumed he was gay, in which
Congress repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 2010, but the
repeal took effect in 2011.
Cause of Death: Kidney and liver failure
Born: March 30, 1949
Died: November 14, 2016
Location: Kansas City, Missouri