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Sep 20, 2004
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U.S. Military Rejects the Sikh Identity!
On July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman officially desegregated the United States Armed Forces. In his Executive Order, the President promised equality of treatment and opportunity for everyone who chooses to serve. Today, 61 years later, his promise is broken.

The men, both medical professionals in the Army, are being told that they must remove their religiously-mandated turbans and cut their unshorn hair and beards when they report for active duty in July.

On April 14, 2009, the Sikh Coalition will launch a campaign to end the ban on Sikhs in the U.S. Army. The Coalition will be acting on behalf of two Sikh army recruits – Captain Kamaljit Singh Kalsi and Second Lieutenant Tejdeep Singh Rattan – who are being forced to choose between their religion and their service.


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