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  • Naval Air Crewman Wins Combat “V” for Bravery in Iraq

    10/28/2004 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 10 replies · 376+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | October 28, 2004 | Bill W. Love, Naval Hospital Corpus Christi Public Affairs
      Naval Air Crewman Wins Combat “V” for Bravery in IraqStory Number: NNS041028-01Release Date: 10/28/2004 6:36:00 AMBy Bill W. Love, Naval Hospital Corpus Christi Public AffairsCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (NAC) Brad S. Tiefel was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat "V" for heroic action during Operation Iraqi Freedom, in a ceremony Oct. 21 at Naval Hospital Corpus Christi (NHCC). The Combat “V” device denotes those individuals who were awarded a decoration as a result of direct combat with an enemy force. It may also signify an accomplishment of a heroic...
  • New Navy Document Challenges Kerry's Combat Valor

    09/15/2004 7:16:37 AM PDT · by hope · 68 replies · 3,003+ views
    News Max.Com ^ | 9-15-04
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004 10:05 a.m. EDTNew Navy Document Challenges Kerry's Combat Valor In the midst of a formal Navy investigation into whether Sen. John Kerry's Vietnam war decorations had been falsified, a new document has surfaced that casts doubt on his claim that he acted with valor in the action that earned him a Silver Star with Combat V. Kerry won the Silver Star after claiming he single-handedly shot a Vietcong guerilla with a loaded rocket launcher while patrolling the Mekong Delta. But the Navy after action report, obtained Tuesday by syndicated TV commentator Mark Hyman...
  • Fighting with the Truth - John Kerry's "Combat V" controversy

    09/15/2004 12:45:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 723+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/15/04 | Henry Mark Holzer
    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and fellow veterans. I'm pleased to be here this afternoon at the invitation of Ed Dougherty- in the company of my wife and co-author, Erika Holzer. Given the significance of today's date, there are any number of interesting and relevant topics that I could talk about. * When international terrorism actually began * The nature of our enemies. * Who is to blame for America's unpreparedness. * The War on Terror. * The Patriot Act * Recent Supreme Court decisions on "enemy combatants" and Guantanamo detainees. But with the presidential election drawing near, I want...
  • BRINKLEY: NAVY PROBE COULD DOOM KERRY CAMPAIGN

    09/05/2004 10:29:40 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 408 replies · 11,417+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/5/04
    Sen. John Kerry's campaign biographer Douglas Brinkley said Sunday that if an ongoing Navy investigation into Kerry's military decorations turns up evidence of "purposeful" deception, it could spell doom for the top Democrat's White House bid. Praising reporter Thomas Lipscomb, who broke news of the Navy investigation on Friday, Brinkley told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg, "Journalists are going to have to see whether there's a discrepancy on [the citations posted to Kerry's] web site - whether there's something wrong that's said there or not." "If so," said the "Tour of Duty" author, "Kerry would have to fix it immediately -...
  • Kerry claims typo on "V" device (Vanity)

    09/03/2004 12:01:28 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 19 replies · 1,261+ views
    myself | 9-3-04 | Rakkasan1
    Kerry was typing his request for time off on the wrong form. really. just a simple oversight. The "V" was code for requested vacation time. just a typo. nothing to see, no further questions. move along now. Does anyone have the Kerry quote about Admiral Borda committing suicide?
  • The 34-Year Old "Typo" (Kerry's unearned Combat "V")

    09/03/2004 2:36:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,704+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/03/04 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    When Erika Holzer and I wrote "John Kerry's Mysterious Combat "V," published at Frontpagemag.com on August 20th, we said the following  (set off by the asterisks):                         *************************************The presence of the combat "V" with Kerry's Silver Star on his DD 214 raises two extremely disquieting questions.  How did the unauthorized "V" get there, and why has Kerry allowed it to remain? The first question should not be taken lightly because we are talking about possible federal crimes. We are talking about the possibility of a forged official document. We are talking, as well, about Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, which states: [W]hoever, in...
  • Pentagon Inspector General Contacts Secretary of the Navy about Kerry Awards,

    09/02/2004 11:15:29 AM PDT · by Mach9 · 52 replies · 2,088+ views
    Press Release, Judicial Watch | 9/2/04 | Henry Mark Holzer
    PENTAGON INSPECTOR GENERAL CONTACTS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY ABOUT KERRY AWARDS > >Reacts to Investigation Request by Judicial Watch > > >(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that >investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, announced >today that the Inspector General ("IG") of the Department of Defense has >informed the Secretary of the Navy of Judicial Watch's "formal complaint >and request for investigation, determination and final disposition of the >awards granted to Lieutenant (junior grade) John Forbes Kerry, U.S. Naval >Reserve." > > >The Defense Department IG cited Section 8(d) of the Inspector General Act >of 1978, which...
  • Silver Star with Combat V??????

    09/01/2004 4:11:22 PM PDT · by sonofatpatcher2 · 53 replies · 2,959+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 27, 2004 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The Sun-Times has put this article into their archives to be viewed for a fee. So to recap: in his last Friday article, Thomas Lipscomb said: "In the midst of the controversy between the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and Kerry campaign representatives about Kerry's service in Vietnam, new questions have arisen. "The Kerry campaign has repeatedly stated that the official naval records prove the truth of Kerry's assertions about his service. "But the official records on Kerry's Web site only add to the confusion. The DD214 form, an official Defense Department document summarizing Kerry's military career posted on johnkerry.com,...
  • Potential scandal regarding Kerry's Silver Star

    08/31/2004 1:27:02 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 171 replies · 6,865+ views
    Just listening to the Bob Grant show and Carl Limbacher from Newsmax was on and he just said there is an investigation underway with the US NAVY that Kerry might have tampered with his Silver Star citation. He also said Kerry will be forced to release all records.
  • Poll: Did Kerry Lie About Medals (US News&World Report)

    08/30/2004 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 112 replies · 4,242+ views
    US News & World Report Website ^ | August 30, 2004 | US News & World Report
    Here's a significant poll to freep. Weekly Poll: Is John Kerry lying about the events in Vietnam that earned him medals?
  • Plot Thickens After Checking Records (Kerry Silver Star V Device Questioned by Chi. Sun-Times)

    08/27/2004 4:41:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 152 replies · 5,301+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Friday, August 27, 2004 | Thomas Lipscomb
    In the midst of the controversy between the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and Kerry campaign representatives about Kerry's service in Vietnam, new questions have arisen. The Kerry campaign has repeatedly stated that the official naval records prove the truth of Kerry's assertions about his service. But the official records on Kerry's Web site only add to the confusion. The DD214 form, an official Defense Department document summarizing Kerry's military career posted on johnkerry.com, includes a "Silver Star with combat V." But according to a U.S. Navy spokesman, "Kerry's record is incorrect. The Navy has never issued a 'combat V'...
  • Citation Enhancement (Serious questions raised about Kerry's Vietnam decorations)

    08/29/2004 9:46:25 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 46 replies · 1,320+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 30, 2004 | 'The Prowler'
    Record break-in It appears that the Kerry campaign is finally getting some of its own medicine, as it is feeling heat to release the bulk of the Sen. John Kerry's service record. For months, the campaign has been hiding behind Freedom of Information Act requests and what it has said was an exclusivity contract with its paid historian, Douglas Brinkley. But Brinkley late Friday said that there was nothing holding back the campaign from releasing documents. By some counts, there are more than 100 pages of documents related to Kerry's military service that may answer some of the many unanswered...
  • Kerry Stonewalling on Medals Mystery

    08/29/2004 9:27:56 PM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 83 replies · 2,129+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2004
    Kerry campaign officials are refusing to answer questions about discrepancies in the military records posted to the presidential candidate's campaign web site after Navy officials and outside experts challenged the authenticity of some of Kerry's decorations. Chicago Sun-Times reporter Thomas Lipscomb said Sunday that he's tried to reach Kerry campaign spokesman Michael Meehan ten times about the controversy - all without response.
  • 'V' for valor or Kerry's version?

    08/28/2004 11:18:37 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 551+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, August 29, 2004 | House Editorial
    Of the many charges against John Kerry's Vietnam record made by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the Kerry campaign has managed to keep Mr. Kerry's Silver Star story above water. Chicago Tribune editor William B. Rood came out last week as an eyewitness to the events of Feb. 28, 1969, bolstering Mr. Kerry's version of events, as have official Naval records. Though Mr. Kerry has had to backtrack on at least two of his accounts — the "Christmas in Cambodia" story and whether he really deserved his first Purple Heart — the day when Mr. Kerry beached his swift...
  • 'V' for valor or Kerry's version?

    08/28/2004 10:22:54 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 16 replies · 584+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/28/04 | Editorial
    Of the many charges against John Kerry's Vietnam record made by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the Kerry campaign has managed to keep Mr. Kerry's Silver Star story above water. Chicago Tribune editor William B. Rood came out last week as an eyewitness to the events of Feb. 28, 1969, bolstering Mr. Kerry's version of events, as have official Naval records. Though Mr. Kerry has had to backtrack on at least two of his accounts -- the "Christmas in Cambodia" story and whether he really deserved his first Purple Heart -- the day when Mr. Kerry beached his swift...
  • "Myth Maker" CARTOON featuring John Kerry

    08/28/2004 7:16:14 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 24 replies · 3,103+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/28/2004 | IPWGOP
    Magical Myth-tery (4 month) TourThe John Kerry Magical Myth-tery (4 month) Tour is unraveling ... 3 citations for the same medal with 3 different signatures, falsified after actions reports, a tall-tale Christmas in Cambodia, self-propelled rice in the fanny, I-forgot-to-duck shrapnel in the arm, etc etc.From shameless re-enactments filmed 'on location' to a flying dog that lands magically on another swift boat, John Kerry's Magical Myth-tery (4-month) Tour proves once again the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. 
  • Former Secretary of the Navy weighs in on Kerry's Silver Star citation

    08/28/2004 5:10:14 PM PDT · by NavVet · 40 replies · 2,416+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 28 Aug 04
    Former Navy Secretary John Lehman has no idea where a Silver Star citation displayed on Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's campaign Web site came from, he said Friday. The citation appears over Lehman's signature. "It is a total mystery to me. I never saw it. I never signed it. I never approved it. And the additional language it contains was not written by me," he said.
  • 'Look Truth Right in the Eye' Colonel David H. Hackworth, U.S. Army

    08/28/2004 2:59:06 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 30 replies · 1,714+ views
    Military.com ^ | 2002 December | David Hackworth interview
    Proceedings: Next comes the inevitable question. Over the past six years, what fallout have you felt from the suicide of Admiral Boorda? Hackworth: Well, May the 16th will never go away in my mind, for all my life. That the story I was about to write may have caused someone to commit suicide was shattering. And then the flak I took as a result of that was shattering as well. Proceedings: What sort of flak did you take? Hackworth: I took a lot of flak at work. I was gagged. I was not to speak about it. But I refused...
  • Kerry on Boorda

    08/27/2004 1:25:11 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 89 replies · 6,137+ views
    NRO's Kerry Spot Blog ^ | 08/27/04 | Kate O’Beirne (via Jim Gerahty)
    KERRY ON BOORDA [08/27 03:53 PM] The current dispute over Kerry’s medals is a good time to recall the tragic suicide of the Navy's Admiral Mike Boorda in 1996. Kate O’Beirne summarized it well: “In 1996, a left-wing news service raised questions about two small "V" clips that the chief of Naval operations wore over two of the medals on his chest full of them. The clips are awarded for valor under fire, and there was some doubt about whether Boorda's two tours in Vietnam aboard combat ships qualified him for the awards, although the Washington Post reported that a...
  • John Kerry's Mysterious Combat “V”-Even his questionable Silver Star is illegally embellished

    08/20/2004 4:48:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 88 replies · 3,817+ views
    FrontpageMagazine ^ | 8-19-04 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    John Kerry's Mysterious Combat “V” By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika HolzerFrontPageMagazine.com | August 20, 2004As the authors of Fake Warriors: Identifying, Exposing and Punishing Those Who Falsify Their Military Service, we receive scores of emails on our website either asking questions about the Fake Warrior phenomenon (which has reached epidemic proportions), or reporting sightings which sometimes lead to exposure and even fines or jail terms. One Vietnam vet with nearly forty years of military service who retired as a major, spurred on by the revelations in our book, and, in his words. “having seen hundreds of DD 214s”...