Skip to comments.Kerry's thigh has shrapnel, records show(Kerry campaign removes 20 pages of documents from website)
Posted on 08/23/2004 9:14:50 AM PDT by Pikamax
Kerry's thigh has shrapnel, records show Wound sustained in Vietnam War By and Michael Kranish, Globe Staff | April 24, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry has shrapnel in his left thigh as a result of an injury sustained in the Vietnam War, according to medical records displayed by his presidential campaign yesterday. The records include notations for wounds for all three Purple Hearts, as well as for two bouts of pneumonia and "a minor non-specific urinary tract infection."
The shrapnel still in Kerry's thigh stems from a Feb. 20, 1969, attack for which he was awarded his second Purple Heart. Kerry has said none of the three Purple Heart wounds cost him more than a couple of days of service. Kerry was able to leave combat six months early under Navy regulations that allowed a thrice-wounded sailor to depart Vietnam early.
Asked yesterday whether the thigh bothers him, Kerry told reporters on his campaign plane: "Only when it rains."
The Kerry campaign removed a 20-page batch of documents yesterday from its website after The Boston Globe quoted a Navy officer who said the documents wrongly portrayed Kerry's service. Edward Peck had said he -- not Kerry -- was the skipper of Navy boat No. 94 at a time when the Kerry campaign website credited the senator with serving on the boat. The website had described Kerry's boat as being hit by rockets and said a crewmate was injured in an attack. But Peck said those events happened when he was the skipper. The campaign did not respond to a request to explain why the records were removed.
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GAH!! I put the wrong date in.. its from APRIL 24, 2004.. someone fix it please.
Yeah, but x-rays show the shrapnel is a sewing needle. ;)
many thanks pikamax
the little peons can now band up to counter the lies of the left with the truth
Is Kerry sure it isn't rice?
I didn't know McGreevey was in Vietnam.
What? Kerry lied about Vietnam? What?
Maybe some FReeper doctors can comment on how often this phrase is used when the patient really has a venereal disease.
(GOOFY BOOGERHEADED KERRY VOICE): I got cancer in Vietnam!
* Speaking of medical records. Kerry has yet to prove he's cancer free.
Further lies uncovered from the Kerry campaign.
Kranish of the Boston Globe is one of the biggest bomb throwers the DNC has, so ANYTHING he says, including any book he is writing, is done with embellishments and added statements of dubious truthfullness!! I wouldn't believe anything coming out of the spin machine (THE DNC) because they have been throwing out lies everyday for four years.
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I had heard he was in Vietnam? Any truth to it?
Good work in uncovering documented patterns of distortion past! Thanks!
I'd be surprised if the shrapnel wasn't more like a wood splinter.
Kerry is imploding in a way that will make a shrapnel hit look like a splinter.
Didn't vets on here before say that this is what was written in medical records when the patient had contracted the clap?
NSU....bwahahahahah.....too muchie steam and cream......
Hey John tired of the steady drip...drip...drip....of NSU?......
If I remember correctly this is a well-used military medical euphemism.
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