Obama pardons East Point man once imprisoned for being gay in the Army

A 56-year-old East Point man who was imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth almost 30 years ago because he had a homosexual relationship with another soldier in the 1980s received a presidential pardon on Tuesday.

President Obama

And just like that, it’s as if Peter Heidgerd was never convicted on July 17, 1989, of conduct unbecoming an officer while at Fort Gordon near Augusta. With the pardon, he no longer has a felony record.

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