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Kerry and the Three Purple Hearts
self | August 14, 2004 | DiamondDon

Posted on 08/14/2004 12:48:15 PM PDT by DiamondDon1

Kerry received three purple hearts and therefore, upon his request, was allowed to leave the combat area of Vietnam. I understand that the Navy's policy of letting those leave the combat area after getting three purple hearts was rarely used. Does anyone in this vast knowledge of military history and facts know how many others (besides Kerry):

1. Left the combat zone after receiving three purple hearts?

2. Got three purple hearts in the Navy during Vietnam?

I think this could be a most excellent point of discussion...


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Thank you in advance for your help!
1 posted on 08/14/2004 12:48:16 PM PDT by DiamondDon1
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To: RonDog; kellynla; Reagan Man
Where do we find out information about the others that received purple hearts?

Diamond Don

2 posted on 08/14/2004 1:00:44 PM PDT by DiamondDon1 (Card carrying Member VRWC)
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To: DiamondDon1

Kerry has recently applied for a 4th purple heart when

Te-Ray-Za smacked the sh*t out of him recently in Arizona ...

does anyone have an update on that ?


3 posted on 08/14/2004 1:01:39 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: DiamondDon1
"Left the combat zone?" I think you mean "desserted in the face of the enemy." Gigilo John, in effect, shot himself in the foot and bugged out, leaving his unit to face the enemy that he was too cowardly to confront.

I like the "what did he know and when did he know it" questions here. How did Traitor John KNOW that he needed 3 PHs and what was his source for this information? The suggestion that his boss told him that to get rid on him is intuitively satisfying but suggests that he 1st got the PHs and then learned about the loophole. My view is that he knew about the loophole, fabricated the PHs and bugged out.

Edwards is lying, of course, when he alleges Johnny "shed blood" in Nam. In fact, I can get more and worse wounds working in the garage over the weekend that Hanoi John got in his whole 4 weeks in Nam.

But then all Liar John need do is release his military records. If he does, we won't believe he is lying, we'll know.

KERRY: RESIGN AND APOLOGIZE!!!!

4 posted on 08/14/2004 1:07:52 PM PDT by Tacis
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To: Tacis

I love your "Resign and Apoligize" line. Gives him no quarter.


5 posted on 08/14/2004 1:11:05 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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To: DiamondDon1

I don't have any current info for you. My Dad was wounded three times during WWII. After his last battlefield wound, he was transfered out of the frontline infantry and into the topographical unit where they made detailed maps for the
troops advancement. My Dad was a real good photographer and sketch artist. Try going to Google and searching their directory using key words.


6 posted on 08/14/2004 1:11:28 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: DiamondDon1

I think a lot of vets are asking that question. We asked
one of our Representatives that question and he didn't have the faintest idea. He is a VietNam vet and ex-POW.


7 posted on 08/14/2004 1:12:10 PM PDT by tillacum (Poor kerry, he's told so many flip-flops, he thinks he's running for president, is he or isn't he?)
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To: DiamondDon1

Question #3:

How many veterans in US history recieved 3 Purple Hearts and shed less blood than John "WarSissy" Kerry?


8 posted on 08/14/2004 1:12:54 PM PDT by HardStarboard ( Wesley...gone. Hillary......not gone enough!)
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To: DiamondDon1
sKerry will die an unnatural death in November. He is hell-bent for self destruction. God is a GREAT Equalizer...we (America) can only be strong as long as our leaders are strong.

sKerry is not even in the running. He may be a media darling, but I trust John and Jane Q. American to separate the wheat from the chaff.

"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can fool all of the people all of the time." Can't remember who said it, but it works for ME!

When the going gets tough, we have to pray.

9 posted on 08/14/2004 1:17:18 PM PDT by Monkey Face (The obvious is always new to somebody.)
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There is some information out about this issue that goes along the line that his CO basically ordered him to leave and quite possibility even advised him of this policy before hand due to the fact he was a hazard to his men and others in the group.

I am sure FReepers have this info somewhere.
10 posted on 08/14/2004 1:19:11 PM PDT by stockpirate (Kerry and The Taxocrates must be defeated! "Kerry wasn't in Cambodia before he was in Cambodia.")
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To: DiamondDon1
About halfway down the page, after accessing the link below, you'll see a table with letters, A-Z (all hyperlinks). You can search by surname using these letters/links.

Purple Heart Recipient Database

11 posted on 08/14/2004 1:22:24 PM PDT by streetrepair
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To: Monkey Face

Let's pray but your premise is flawed. God allowed Bill Clinton to be elected President twice. God apparently allows bad leaders to assume power and still uses them for his ends. It's strange stuff.


12 posted on 08/14/2004 1:23:00 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk
If we know no good, we cannot know evil.

We have free agency, and that means HE will not interfere. We have Bush. We had Clinton, who sold us out to China and other anti-American countries. So now, it is up to us to make sure that we elect HONEST men to lead this country, and to prevent another 9/11 with our choices.

Had it not been for Clinton, that awful day would never have taken place. He was asleep at the wheel, and that is unforgiveable.

13 posted on 08/14/2004 1:30:41 PM PDT by Monkey Face (The obvious is always new to somebody.)
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To: Monkey Face
Here are some interresitng statistics about Vietnam:

http://www.vhfcn.org/stat.html

14 posted on 08/14/2004 1:35:15 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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To: streetrepair

Well unfortunately since Kerry was not listed, the database must not be complete.

I do appreciate the effort though...

DD


15 posted on 08/14/2004 1:42:09 PM PDT by DiamondDon1 (Card carrying Member VRWC)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider
You're singing to the choir: I lost a brother-in-law and four friends there. I also saw what the war did to those who came home in disgrace, thanks to Hanoi Jane and John.

sKerry's behavior at this point needs to be spread all over the public's view of him, and he needs to be sent to the nearest mental facility.

He's a Kennedy wannabe, and he will be until he dies.

I am proud of ALL of our VN Vets. I was working for Greyhound at the time, and I had no problem when I sold round trip tickets to enlistees.

What hurt was the one-way tickets and the "last" breakfasts I had to serve. It was all I could do to smile at all the fine young men....

16 posted on 08/14/2004 1:46:19 PM PDT by Monkey Face (The obvious is always new to somebody.)
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To: DiamondDon1

"Well unfortunately since Kerry was not listed, the database must not be complete."

I was thinking his name isn't there because he threw away his medals!


17 posted on 08/14/2004 1:56:39 PM PDT by streetrepair
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To: streetrepair

A few more non cambodian questions
1- why did he enlist? I don't think the obvious answer is correct
2- why did he leave?
3 purple hearts doesn't get you an honorable discharge. After 4 months- I believe he was asked to leave by his commanding officers because he was a menace to himself and others. It is the only answer that makes any sense.


18 posted on 08/14/2004 2:03:27 PM PDT by genghis
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To: DiamondDon1

http://www.usni.org/proceedings/Articles03/PROlwf09.htm

This link will take you to the story of Elliot Williams of Darlington, SC. This man makes Kerry, even if he really earned his medals, look like a pathetic excuse for a hero.
Elliot Williams won 3 purple hearts, 3 bronze stars, 2 silver stars, the Navy cross, the congressional medal of honor. I lived within a few miles of this man until his death a few years ago and I never once heard of him touting his record to anyone. If a war record qualifies one for the presidency, Elliot Williams should have been the king of the entire world.


19 posted on 08/14/2004 2:10:55 PM PDT by RipSawyer ("Embed" Michael Moore with the 82nd airborne.)
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To: DiamondDon1

We had a Hospitalman 3rd Class aboard our ship who received 3 Purple Heart citations for service in Vietnam.

As memory serves, he served as a medic/corpsman with Fleet Marine Force (FMF). Shot once, stepped on a punji stick, shrapnel wound for the third.

The Navy transferred him to our ship (a Destroyer Tender). As a Tender, we set up shop in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Yokosuka, Japan, and Subic Bay, PI. The fleet ships came to us for repairs/tender availabilities and then went back to Yankee Station. (Oh, the sea-stories I could tell ya...) I made three of these WESTPAC tours, each a 6 month tour, and this HM3 came aboard prior to my last cruise.

--a Vietmam Era Vet and damned proud of it.


20 posted on 08/14/2004 2:13:28 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Stay Prayed Up)
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