Army Wives star Kim Delaney got an honorable discharge from a Philadelphia event honoring former defense secretary Robert Gates after delivering an incoherent, discombobulated speech.

Delaney appeared to veer off script during a protracted speech Thursday night at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center at the Liberty Medal Award presentation to former defense secretary Gates, reported.

Delaney took frequent pauses and fumbled her worlds while speaking of her own experiences serving in active military duty and comforting friends who have lost family members in war. She told crowd members how she served in active military duty family for five years and went on to say how she attended numerous military funerals, including that of my best friend's son.

After some delay, Delaney explained to the audience, who remained eerily quiet, that she was actually talking of her role on the Lifetime television show; she did add that her father was a Korean War veteran, however.

According to a local ABC news affiliate, Delaney, 49, was escorted off the stage before she could finish her speech, which has thus far lasted nearly two minutes.

The former NYPD Blue star has had problems with alcohol in the past. In 2002, she was arrested in Malibu on drunk driving charges after a witness to her erratic driving called 911.