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Posted on 08/26/2004 5:17:05 AM PDT by renotse
I served as a combat surgeon in DaNang, (U.S. Naval Support Hospital) from Dec. 10, 1967, through Dec. 11, 1968. While there, I evaluated and treated hundreds of severely wounded combatants. During my year in DaNang, a few combatants urged me to verify small abrasions as "wounds" so they could get a Purple Heart. Each freely admitted trying to acquire Purple Hearts as rapidly as possible to take advantage of the policy allowing those with three Purple Hearts to apply to leave Vietnam early. I refused them. But some went shopping for another opinion. Unfortunately, we had some antiwar physicians in Vietnam who were happy to become accomplices in these frauds. Most with valid Purple Hearts didn't need to apply to leave Vietnam: The seriousness of their wounds demanded it. Lt. John Kerry's collecting three Purple Hearts within 100 days all for wounds too minor to require hospitalization recalls the distasteful memories of having to deal with those few miscreants in DaNang.
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good post bump
So he's comparing the miscreants in DaNang with the miscreant from Massachusetts. I guess I can deal with that.
Read the whole thing. This one is GOOD!
This purple heart given to Kerry when he had a hang nail removed during a pedicure
A doctor speaks!
How I would love to see this get some play, but the MSM would shut down before they would let this out.
I hope some of our side has this story and spreads it around.
'The Washington Times' deserves an award. . .a Freedom medal or somesuch; they deserve special recognition for their 'service rendered' to the public community; delivered as it is, with a committment to the truth.
It would be interesting to discover how many, of the millions of service men and women who served in Viet Nam, received 3 PH's and left early?????
"Mr. Kerry has made his Vietnam War record the centerpiece of his campaign. This demands a thorough objective evaluation of his medical records to determine if the three Purple Hearts that allowed him to leave Vietnam after only four months of duty were justified. This evaluation needs to be done before the election."
"Dr. Martin L. Fackler served as a combat surgeon in Vietman in 1968. A fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, he also is an author, expert witness and lecturer on wound ballistics and surgery, and former director of the Wound Ballistics Laboratory at Presidio."
Dr. Fackler needs to be placed on our major networks to be heard. His credentials look impeccable.
It just keeps getting better ...
Nice find, Bump
Good post. Only thing is Navy must be different from Army. Physicians did not write army personnel up for medals.
Here's where I think we need a new law. Anyone running for high office should publicly release all military records (if any) and all medical records. It should be out there for the people to peruse, if they are interested. If you want to occupy a high office, you should prepare to give up your privacy.
Fortunately, (tinfoil hat 'on') I can honestly say it was seldom (if ever) from a wounded Marine or Navy Corpsman.