Gore went. He may have had a short stay, and he may not have been a grunt, but he went. He deserves credit for that.
Gores father was a Senator. McCains father was an Admiral, and that could have gotten him released from a tortuous VC prison, except for his sense of honor. I am no fan of McCain but he, at least, had honor. Gore, sir, had no honor. His behavior was not as despicable as Kerrys, but without honor all the same.
He had a cushy job, in a secure base, with a bodyguard, and got out earlier than early release.
No credit if he was sent to a safe posting with the sole aim of creating a Resume for use in political campaigning and if he was shielded from all danger.