great many SA men were homosexuals, which should give the nervous
nellies in the Pentagon pause: for the Brownshirts -- the dreaded Storm
Troopers; the brawling, two-fisted beer hall fighters; the drunken,
angry mob of volunteer militiamen who defeated Communism in Germany and
who propelled Hitler to power -- were the epitome of military machismo
... and Rohm, their leader and queen, was the ultimate fighting man....