Smith dismissed from military service

Saturday, March 23rd, 2002 - 6:52 pm PST

Though never having enlisted nor served his country, the United States military today issued The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith an honorary dishonorable discharge. “For hypothetical acts unbecoming of a soldier of the United States Armed Forces that it is assumed you would have undertaken had you ever been one,” read the engraved inscription on the plaque that was handed to Smith at a brief ceremony at West Point attended by Vice President Dick Cheney and comedian Carrot Top.