Skip to comments.Dan Rather has spent decades lying about being a Marine
Posted on 04/13/2017 9:01:02 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
From Editor-in-Chief Glenn MacDonald USAR (Ret) at Military Corruption.com come 2 stories about the disgraced, former gem of CBS Evening News, Dan Rather.
As Major MacDonald explains it, Dan Rather: 1) DID NOT graduate from Boot Camp and, 2) was discharged from the Marine Corps as Medically Unfit.
DAN RATHER [IS] "A PHONY," SAYS MARINE CORPS LEAGUE OFFICIAL - "HE DIDN'T GRADUATE BOOT CAMP, SO HE CAN'T CALL HIMSELF A MARINE," RETIRED GUNNERY SGT AND VIETNAM VETERAN GARY LAWERYSON OF MAINE: "HE'S FULL OF BS" AUTHOR OF BOOK "STOLEN VALOR" B. J. BURKETT CLAIMS DISGRACED FORMER CBS ANCHORMAN "NEVER GOT OUT OF RECRUIT TRAINING" - WAS DISCHARGED AS "MEDICALLY UNFIT" IN 1954
Glenn MacDonald continues:
For years, the disgraced CBS anchorman has referred to himself as a onetime Marine. That's just not true. And now retired Gunnery Sgt. Gary Laweryson, commander of the Maine Marine Corps League and a highly-respected veterans advocate, is calling out the man he refers to as "Gunga Dan."
"You cannot call yourself a Marine until you graduate from boot camp," the grizzled gunny told MilitaryCorruption.com. "The record shows Rather was a wash out and was discharged as medically unfit "
AN EXPERT AGREES ON RATHER
Laweryson gets back-up from B. J. Burkett, a retired Army officer and author of the best-selling book STOLEN VALOR. "Rather never made it out of recruit training. He couldn't do the physical activity," Burkett declared. The exposer of many a wannabe and phony hero, says Rather was discharged as "medically unfit" on May 11, 1954.
Rather, who made a career out of criticizing others like former Vice-President Dan Quayle and President George W. Bush, for their questionable and controversial military service, until he was fired by CBS, is rather reckless to run a photo of himself in dress blues with the caption saying: "as a young Marine."
That can be found in Rather's latest book - "RATHER OUTSPOKEN" released in 2012.
WHAT IS THE REAL STORY HERE?
Rather has been vague about his time at the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot back in the mid-1950's, long before Danny boy found fame and fortune as the chief apologist for the discredited Warren Commission and - to this day - still espouses the absurd contention Lee Harvey Oswald was JFK's "lone assassin."
So far, Rather, who's well into his 80's and has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel, has stuck to the story he left the Corps because it was discovered he'd had rheumatic fever as a child. Maybe that's it indeed. Or, perhaps, he wet his bed or couldn't hack the rugged physical training. We'll never know the real reason Rather washed out until he chooses to sign a release and open up his entire military file to investigators.
What we'd like to have is answers to just two questions. We offer them to him here:
(1) -- Did you complete training and graduate from Marine Corps boot camp, yes or no? (2) -- How did you come to have a photo of yourself in a Marine dress blue uniform, complete with white saucer cap. Where was it taken? Is it an official Marine Corps photo?
We won't hold our breath waiting for a reply, but assure the liberal icon we will gladly print whatever comments he chooses to make about this news article.
And as a liberal. Morally and Mentally Unfit.
Isn’t there a law against posing as a member of the military? Oops. I forgot. He’s a lefty and exempt from such.
This is what the lunatics are criticizing DanRather for?
What’s the Frequency Kenneth?
He dressed up in a marine **costume** like at Halloween and arranged that photo himself I’m sure.
that’s something that a psychotic does.
Wow! Lying about the news and politics was already bad enough.
The one and only former marine
Dan Rather, lower than maggot $h1t!
As anybody who has graduated from Parris Island Resort Depot, like me, can tell you, those ‘Dress Blues’ recruit pics are really just upper body parts covered in a jacket with no back and a hat (cover) from a selection that will fit on the recruit’s head properly, immediately taken off after the photo...........
Liberals have no compunction about lying over anything that suits their agenda.John Kerry even awarded himself Purple Hearts to get out of Vietnam. LIBERALS HAVE become a blight on the human race.Democrats are Evil.
bump for reference
I have in my hand an MSWord document from a reliable source stating specifically that rather washed out of the Marine Corps boot camp because he was a possible communist spy, or maybe a mama’s boy, or something else.
Warren - Fake Indian
Blumenthal - Fake Vietnam Vet
Kerry - Fake Purple Heart
Rather - Fake Marine
Just need to see a copy of his DD 214 - it will list why he was discharged and on what date. Maybe this is why Danny Boy turned against American Troops in Viet Nam while he was distorting the evening news for CBS.
An old friend joined the Marines went through boot camp then went on to an advanced school where wound up with a compound leg fracture and was given a medical discharge. He had a limp for the rest of his life.
When he passed away last Fall he was given full military honors because he had finished boot camp.
Once a leftist liar always a leftist liar.
One of many things on the Island that we got rushed through - Formation Day, Initial issue, the morning 5 minutes for the 3 S’s, Dress Blues photo, Final Issue, etc.
FR seems to have a recent fascination about Dan Rather not being a Marine. 4th article on this in 14 days...
hopefully you had the good sense to use a fixed-pitch font
> The one and only former marine
No, your aren’t a Marine until you graduate.
Until then you are just a wannabe.
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