Skip to comments.'Trying to acquire Purple Hearts'
Posted on 08/26/2004 9:52:18 AM PDT by Ramonan
John Kerry has presented his Vietnam record as his major qualification to be president of the United States.Before we get to his record in Vietnam, however, we should examine the widespread misconception about how he got to Vietnam. The oft-repeated claim that Mr. Kerry volunteered to go to Vietnam misleads: He apparently volunteered only after the draft deferment he had applied for was turned down thus allowing him to choose service in the Navy to avoid being drafted into the Army. 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. Purple Hearts are not supposed to be awarded for self-inflicted wounds, nor for wounds too minor to require treatment by a physician. Nobody seems to know. and the American public needs that information to evaluate candidate Kerry's qualifications and candor.
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 .
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Kerry: When it's time to run home, 'Call ME'.
Kerry probably won't tell this guy to "Bring it on"! LOL
I used to own a small business and every month or so some yutz would want to "apply for a job" so they could say they "tried" to get a job and couldn't.
"Why don't you apply at some place that's actually hiring?" I once asked.
"Well they might actually hire me."
I whipped out a dollar. "Here's a buck. Take out the trash. When you get back, we can fill out your W-2 form."
I never saw that person again.
Well we already know that Kerry's first PH was erroneously awarded.
The Kerry campaign has recently admitted that.
There was no enemy contact on the day that Kerry was supposedly WIA.
That's why his C.O. laughed in Kerry's face when he "requested" a PH.
Kerry shopped his PH "request" for 3 months before he found someone to "sign off" on it.
That was one of the most damning reads yet.
Kerry is in trouble.
Bacitracin Purple Heart Bump!
this reminds me of the guys in sick call, they thought it was the funniest thing I could here for any injury, "so do i get a purple heart now?" should have charged them each a nickel, i would be a rich man. said to see that some werent joking.
Kerry showed quite a willingness to cut and run in VietNam, then came back and SPIT on the ones still there.
His trumpet for the U.N. shows us he is STILL not a fighter. "Cut n Run Kerry" the traitor!
If we take Viet Nam and his post war treasonous behavior out of the discussion, Kerry is still a loser.
He isn't trying to run on his senate record because he doesn't have one.