Hate to sound like a tinfoil hat wearer but Kerry's records had to be cleansed for him to release them now. And honestly I don't see what good this does him now. The democrats won't renominate this or any other loser for President.
You don't think the Boston Globe would sanitize the file before they make it public? Gimme a break.
I don't know Form 180 from Shinola but I would be that there is a place on it that names who the file is to be given to. Eventually it will come out that no one else can get a copy of the file except the one designated on that form.
I did find the follow paragraph revealing:
For example, Kerry received his first Purple Heart for action on Dec. 2, 1968. Kerry told historian Douglas Brinkley that ''I never saw where the piece of shrapnel had come from." Kerry's critics have questioned whether the wound came from enemy fire, and his former commanding officer said the wound resembled a ''scratch." The file includes a previously reported reference to Kerry being treated for the wound and that he was awarded the Purple Heart, but it does not address the details of the combat that night. No after-action report for the incident has been found.
Kerry's immediate superiors never recommended him for the PH that night. No after action report was made because there was no hostile fire. The $64 question is who signed the paperwork recommending Kerry for the first PH. Kerry or someone submitted the info after his superiors had departed country. More information is needed and should be in those files. You can bet the SBVFT will be going over these files with a fine tooth comb.
My Uncle Havey just called - you remember him doncha? - the atheiest that died while on a grand drunk out - he said that he had heard they were expecting a freeze tonight.
That IS a good one!! BOLO for Sandy Berger.
Sounds like the Globe is trying to give Kerry cover.
skerry I've got news for you...YOU'LL NEVER BE ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF USA!!!
This is highly suspect and not fooling anyone.
Did you all see that the basset hound was a D student to boot?
And they criticized W for being a C student, hypocrits.
You know, if there should be nothing real emabarassing, he may end up looking like a bigger fool.
Is he smiling or just breathing?
We called for Kerry to execute a form which would permit anyone to examine his full and unexpulgated military records at the Navy Department and the National Personnel Records Center. Instead he executed a form permitting his hometown paper to obtain the records currently at the Navy Department. The Navy Department previously indicated its records did not include various materials. This is hardly what we called for. If he did execute a complete release of all records we could then answer questions such as (1)Did he ever receive orders to Cambodia or file any report of such a mission (whether at Christmas or otherwise); (2) What was his discharge status between 1970 and 1978 (when he received a discharge) and was it affected by his meetings in 1970 and 1971 with the North Vietnamese? (3)why did he receive much later citations for medals purportedly signed by Secretary Lehman who said he did not know of them; (4) Are there Hostile Fire and Personnel Injured by Hostile Fire Reports for Kerry's Dec. 1968 Purple Heart (when the officer in charge of the boat Admiral Schacte, the treating Surgeon Louis Letsos, and Kerry's Division Commander deny there was hostile fire causing a scratch) awarded three months later under unknown circumstances.
I think he's just been busted.
Sounds like a load of BS if you ask me. But what do I know?......
And including the numerous discrepancies and unresolved issues that were never explained by Kerry the first time around--for instance:
. . .the paperwork for Kerrys Silver Star contains puzzling discrepancies. According to the original Silver Star citation bearing Admiral Zumwalts signature, Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY leaped ashore, pursued the man behind a hootch and killed him. The original citation was later revised twice, and the two revisions omit any mention of Kerry shooting the man behind the hootch. The third version of the citation bears the signature of Reagan administration Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, who states, It is a total mystery to me. I never saw it. I never signed it. I never approved it. And the additional language it contains was not written by me.
Once again, Kerry is daodging, and the Globe is covering.
The complete set of records for Navy Officers discharged before 1994 are held at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. The Navy would have only a partial set in its files. The Globe claims only the Navy release, not the NPRC.
Also, one would need to see this Form 180 to see what records were not to be included, as there is a section in the form for those exclusions. The Globe is coy in not revealing the actual form 180 and the details on it.
Still to be explained are Kerry's wilderness years, 1970-72 and 1974-78, where there seems to be no paper trail of what he did or his points/credit earned. There is also a missing DD 214 which is probably the most important document for a serviceman's records.
Looks like the Globe took a lesson from the Dan Rather School of Obfuscation and Denial.