It`s also impossible from how many times he saw "combat". I mean, from what I can find (I could be wrong) he was involved in 2 drive by shootouts from the boat to shore, and chased an injured Viet cong and shot him. How does one get 3 purple hearts if you saw "combat" twice? Does one get a purple heart for each injury? I mean if you are involved in one shootout, and you get scratched twice, do you get two purple hearts? Why aren`t the Repubs all over this?
posted on 07/29/2004 9:45:34 AM PDT
(Never forget: "We will take things away from you for the benefit of the common good"-Hitlery Rodham)
Does one get a purple heart for each injury?
Answer: NO, one receives a PH for each encounter with the enemy in which the combatant was wounded.
In fact from what we know, the first PH was bogus. Kerry showed up in front of his C.O. "requesting" a PH for a scratch on his forearm. His C.O. asked Kerry's crew members if they had encountered any enemy that day and the response was "no". Kerry's C.O. laughed off the request. Now how Kerry subsequently received the PH is still a mystery. But no one and I repeat no one that we know of besides Kerry has ever "requested" a Purple Heart!!!
Why aren`t the Repubs all over this?
My guess is that most GOP'ers including W never even made it to Nam so I would surmise that this is one pot of manure that they really don't want to stir up. LOL
Viet Nam Veterans Against John Kerry
posted on 07/29/2004 10:16:57 AM PDT
(U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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