the good stuff from the article ...
"In Part B, Paragraph 2, of the Army Purple Heart Regulation (600-8-22 of 25 February 1995), we find "the wound for which the award is made must have required treatment by a medical officer."
Dr. Louis Letson was entirely correct in turning down Lt. Kerry's first Purple Heart even if the wound had been the result of enemy action. Can there be any doubt that the tiny metal sliver could have been removed easily, and safely, by a Navy corpsman? It certainly did not "require" treatment by a medical officer (an MD)."
Even a five year old kid can pull out a splinter. Kerry is a joke.
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
posted on 08/26/2004 5:59:28 AM PDT
I live in Scottsboro, Alwhere Dr Louis Letson Practices and have heard him talk about being in Viet Nam many years ago. He likely will not let this drop. I commend him for that.
posted on 08/26/2004 6:39:01 AM PDT
(Alabama will vote for Bush put it in your book.)
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