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 ?
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!!!!
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.
How many veterans in US history recieved 3 Purple Hearts and shed less blood than John "WarSissy" Kerry?
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.
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.
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.
Sailors stand together in An Thoi, Vietnam, on February 28, 1969, after a medal presentation for Silver Star action. From left: Del Sandusky, John Kerry, Gene Thorson, Thomas Belodeau. Kneeling from left, Mike Medeiros, Fred Short.
"In addition to Kerry's Silver Star PCF-94's performance on February 28 also earned Bronze Stars for Tommy Belodeau and Mike Medeiros and Navy Commendation Medals with Combat V Devices for Del Sandusky, Fred Short, and Gene Thorson." - Douglas Brinkley
From the Reassignment Request:
www.johnkerry.com/pdf/jkmilservice/Thrice_Wounded_Reassignment.pdfClarification on procedure:
R 170730Z Mar 69
FM COMCOSRON ONE
A. BUPERSINST 1300.39
1. LTJG John Forbes Kerry USNR has been thrice wounded in action while on duty incountry Vietnam. Reassignment is requested IAW Ref A.
2. LTJG Kerry req duty as personal aide in Boston, New Yor or Wash, D.C. area. If aide, assignment not avail then any assignment considered qualified for.
3. LTJG Kerry presently on full duty status and available for reassignment.
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Critique and analysis of 2004 campaign coverage from Columbia Journalism Review
The policy in question, the impenetrably-named BUPERS Instruction 1300.39, is no longer in place. During Vietnam, it mandated that any soldier "wounded three times, regardless of the nature of the wound or treatment required" should be "reassigned as having completed a full Vietnam tour with the hospital release date considered the tour completion date. They will not be ordered to Vietnam ..."
Furthermore, the official U.S. Navy document states that, "The commanding officer of an officer who is hospitalized and/or wounded under the above criteria will advise the Chief of Naval Personnel (Pers-B1) of the officer's location, duty status, and expected duration of hospitalization. Reassignment of the officer will be determined after consideration of his physical classification and on an individual basis."
An additional, virtually unreported section of the Navy code, notes that any soldier wishing to "waive reassignment under the purview of this Instruction must forward a written request to that effect to the Chief of Naval personnel (Pers-B) for final determination."
Kerry, of course, chose not to waive this order, and his commanding officers request for re-assignment can be viewed (PDF file) on the candidate's Web site.
I think sKerry is a disgrace to everything America stands for, and I think he should co-habit with Hanoi Jane in whatever country she is loving now. (Hopefully, NVN) Neither of them deserve the freedoms they enjoy as US citizens. (The Bestids.)
Sounds like a hip-hop boy band.