Skip to comments.Navy Challenging Kerry's Medals
Posted on 09/02/2004 9:18:45 AM PDT by Prost1
Kerry's medals are being questioned by Navy...
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
If he resigns he will windsurf into the sunset, if he should die (God forbid) his ashes will be strewn over Cambodia.
Teresa Heinz Kerry will be elected president due to sympathy votes.
VERY BAD IDEA!!!!
The spin you will hear is obvious and it makes Bush suffer for it. Hell, he gets blamed for hurricanes. You can imagine how this little investigation will be percieved.
If its a real idea, they should drop it like a hot tater.
Thanks for the post.
This is HUGE!
And it's not only because it's Newsmax but the Navy is supposedly doing this because of Judicial Watch's involvement. Double whammy for questionable stories going nowhere.
It's Newsmax .... America's answer to Debka.
Big @ss kegger at my house!
Better late than never...
But they better take a very close look at those THREE PURPLE HEARTS 'cause I will bet the farm that at least two of those three were incorrectly awarded!!!
Ya can't receive a PH when there was no enemy contact. PERIOD!
And you can just about put a fork in that turkery, 'cause that bird is D O N E !
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 12:08 a.m. EDT
Navy Challenging Kerry's Medals
The United States Navy is challenging the authenticity of Sen. John Kerry's Vietnam War medals, in a development that could prove to be the most damaging yet to the embattled Democrat's presidential campaign.
A Navy spokesman is calling Kerry's Silver Star citation with Combat V "incorrect" as it appears on his campaign web site, explaining in an interview with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Thomas Lipscomb that the Navy has never issued a Combat V at any time for the Silver Star.
The Navy is also questioning the listing on Kerrys web site for four bronze campaign stars for his service in Vietnam. The official naval record credits Kerry with just two Vietnam campaigns.
"That is sufficient for the wearing of the Vietnam Service Medal for one campaign bearing one campaign star for the additional campaign not four," reports Lipscomb in today's New York Sun.
Kerry's campaign has repeatedly cited the Navy as the ultimate authority on the candidate's war record, saying they wouldn't have awarded him medals he didn't deserve.
But with the Navy now publicly challenging Kerry's decorations, that defense has been rendered inoperative.
Noting that Kerry has refused to authorize the release of his full military records, the legal watchdog group Judicial Watch called on Kerry this week to remove any questionable citations from his Web site pending a formal investigation by the Navy.
"It is to your best interest to have your record in good order," General Thomas Wilkerson, the president of the U.S. Naval Institute, told Lipscomb. "If it is wrong, you are accountable. And if you use it to advance your career, it is even more important.
To coin a slogan from a remark on another thread:
Even his hobby depends on which way the wind blows."
Its all perception. he's not being blown along. Its the DU Sucking him along.
Silver Star citation (both of them )itself doesn't mention a "V". It's the DD214 that does, probably a bored clerk's typo.
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