Skip to comments.Murtha's War Hero Status Called Into Question
Posted on 01/13/2006 11:53:53 AM PST by paltz
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If he has nothing to hide sign the 180. Why should he be afraid of the truth unless he is a bonafide liar like kerry.
One should never have to ask for an award their heroism/actions should stand on it's own merit.
This individual may have been a Marine, but like Lucy, he's got some splainin to do.
His is a phoney like Kerry and just because of his rank and branch does not eliminate him from being a liar/fraud.
Sign the 180 fatboy your status as a marine does not impress me. The truth will stand by itself.
Saying What Needs To Be Said,
NSNR-Retired Army M.p. Corps
Please pull up this thread from breaking news and future threads related to this issue should be put in a garbage can somewhere. We do want FR to go hysteric about a very dumb move and attack the old man service regardless if it has issues with it. Murtha is causing immense damage to the democrats with his "cut and run" statements about Iraq and it is absolutely moronic to go after his service in Vietnam.
"It's none of their business."
If a person claims to be a former combat Marine and is running for public office then your combat military record should be a matter of record. And if you don't want it to be then you have no business riding on that record.
It's clear to me that Murtha "requesting" a PH is BS and his refusal to release his records is disconcerting to say the least that he is hiding something.
He doesnt like the war so lets attack his purple heart. Im not a fan of it and im no fan of that guy one bit.
Leave Murtha's military record alone. There's no justification for blowing the whole wad over something that happend decades ago. Murtha served his country in the military admirably. Focus on Murtha's work in Congress, starting with his voting record, and conflicting recent press and media statements.
"If he has nothing to hide sign the 180."
I couldn't agree more.
What is the experience of people on this board who were awarded Purple Hearts? Did the military inform you that you were getting one or did you have to beg, like Kerry and Murtha?
"'He's a phony and a liar' "
He's a damn traitor too!
OOPS! Look what the Republicans just stepped in and smeared all over the nice white rug...
That really surprises me but I suppose that it can happen. It must be the exception, though and not very common. (I'd especially expect to see one on a letter attesting to the awarding of medals.)
Murtha has become a media whore. He has shown that he will pimp himself for a few minutes on air.
My uncle's two purple hearts from Vietnam were sent along with his remains to my grandmother. It was no secret that politically motivated individuals from blue blood families could do a quick tour over there and then come right back to the States with a few medals in tow. At least during WWII the soldiers that wanted to leave were man enough to shoot themselves in the leg or arm instead of making up some BS about ricochets and shrapnel.
No! Murtha is making a GeeHaw out of himself currently so his record is a moot point. Duke Cunningham is a prefect example that records do not exonerate one from bad actions.
Your confusing your "enemies" with your constituency.
If a person is running for public office and claiming to be a combat Marine then his/her military service should be made public. I take offense to these so called "heroes" claiming medals and service that were not legit!
Just imagine if Kerry's military records had been made public thirty five years ago; chances are he wouldn't have been in office all these years!!!
"I think it's ridiculous that this is even an issue."
Well it's not "ridiculous" to those of us who legitimately received a PH. And it is outrageous that frauds like Kerry were given a PH for wounds received while NOT IN COMBAT!
have a good one!
If he's telling the truth he ends up being bolstered, if he's lying then he gets exposed for being a fraud as does the medal inflator.
agh...I didn't quite state that right...
it's not that the documents have no titles, it's the signatures on the documents have no titles.
and I agree...any document realated to an award should have a title with the signature.
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