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Dishonorable Discharge: Veteran fired from volunteer job

Posted at 11:08 PM, Mar 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-12 23:08:26-04

A decorated Vietnam veteran was sent home from a museum he volunteered at Monday.

Bill Jahn had worked at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda for the last 4 years, until his boss told him the clothes he was wearing weren't appropriate.

"She says if I didn't go home and change my uniform, that I wasn't to come back, that I didn't have a job, I was fired."

Jahn was wearing shorts, a khaki shirt, and the ID tag he had worn when his boss told him to change.  Jahn said he didn't know there was a new dress code for volunteers.

The conversation escalated, and security was called.

"I was compliant, and went out with him.  There was no reason for her to call, I wasn't being disruptive, I wasn't hollering.  I made no motions of being rowdy."

Bill's boss says she asked to speak with him privately before the conversation became heated, but bill says it's not true.

The scene played out in front several volunteers and guests.

"I said, you know you are embarrassing me to no end, and it didn't seem to phase her one bit."

Bill's boss says she still wants to meet with him to iron things out, but bill says he's still waiting for an apology from her.