Copy Berg


“Copy” Berg was U. S. Naval Academy graduate and artist. He was the first Naval Academy alumnus to actively fight the policies against homosexuality in the services. After Mr. Berg's suit against the Navy, which had given him an other than honorable discharge as an ensign in 1976, the armed forces adopted a policy of generally granting honorable discharges to homosexuals.

After departing the U.S. Navy, he moved to New York and earned a master's degree in design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

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