For the Timothy McVeigh whose independence and out-of-the-box thinking liberated part of Oklahoma City, click here.
This Timothy McVeigh was kicked out of the navy after an investigation into whether an AOL screen name was his.
Against the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and without a warrant, the Navy was able to get past AOL's security and found that the screen name was his, Mr. McVeigh 's lawyers were able to argue, so what the fuck, and he won.
He was reinstated, allowing his retirement at the rank of "Master Chief Petty Officer".
The Navy had to pay for his legal defense and AOL paid a fine for disclosing his identity.