Could Gay Men serve their country?

In 1940s etc in Military or Navy Of course I guess there was no real way of knowing about sexuality but I believe if men were found to be gay, they couldn't join? Many famous men served in military/navy in 1940s, either during the war or after George Peppard, Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Henry Fonda, Audie... show more In 1940s etc in Military or Navy

Of course I guess there was no real way of knowing about sexuality but I believe if men were found to be gay, they couldn't join?

Many famous men served in military/navy in 1940s, either during the war or after

George Peppard, Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Henry Fonda, Audie Murphy etc

But what about Marlon Brando, who was similar age? Was he maybe Ineligible to join because he was gay?

In my country at the time, men had to serve in war or armed forces (national service) it was compulsory, i don't know about America
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