An Ohio native, Robert Stout joined the army to see the world. He saw much of Iraq from the top of this humvee. He was wounded in an ambush in 2004 and awarded the Purple Heart before going back to Iraq to finish his tour of duty. After a promotion to sergeant, Robert had a new set of priorities: first, make sure that his guys made it home, and second, he was no longer going to hide the fact that he was gay. (Photo courtesy of Robert Stout.)