If you run on your record, please provide the record and don't be disappointed if someone wants to verify.
Is that simple enough?
Still good to know.
Yeah, like Kerry he hides behind medals he did NOT earn.
"I agree that Murtha's Vietnam record isn't the issue, and shouldn't be. Rather it's his behavior regarding the current war that's the disgrace." Glenn Reynolds
"Pretending to be a big war hero and boasting about having medals is a slap in the face to our veterans who were seriously wounded or killed in action,"
Haven't read all of the comments on this subject, but this fits in with what I suspected the first time I heard about the great Murtha last fall. Seems he spent 2 or 3 years total on active duty then the rest of all those years in the reserves. When I heard that he was a staff puke in Nam, I suspected that bronze star might be the kind they gave to every staff puke who served in a combat zone. The "v" thing is puzzling, however. Now we see that the purple hearts are Kerry-like..Suspicions confirmed. Lets see the military records and citations....
This is sounding real familiar [Echos of Kerry].
John Murtha has claimed the status of " expert witness " on Iraq by virtue of his service in Vietnam.
Expert witnesses are routinely asked , many times under oath, to provide their bona fides for their area of expertise.
It is entirely appropriate to respectfully ask John Murtha to provide information and clarification regarding his service.
I don't know anyone who doesn't have questions regarding Murtha's service and it would seem logical and natural that Murtha would be eager to discuss his military career , to clear up any misunderstandings or misinformation.
His refusal to do so only raises more questions.
"The records of this Headquarters show that you are entitled to the Purple Heart and a Gold Star in lieu of a second Purple Heart for wounds received in action...
Isn't the second award of a PH marked by an Oak Leaf Cluster?
I regret his current anti-war comments while our troops are in combat situations.
I didn't think liberals liked military people, so why do they want guys like Murtha to be seen as military heroes?
Why did I read his name "Mullah" instead of Murtha?
The lunatics at DailyKos have linked to this thread. *snicker*
Sounds like Murtha is as big a war hero as McCain.
Idiots who didn't serve trying to sully someone who did for political gains.
These same folks who say if he came out with "proof" would not accept it anyway.
People who didn't serve who criticize war records of people who put their life on line while the criticizers kept their fat asses pinned to couches are vermin in my opinion.
It is predictable that he would be discredited. After all, he does not support the agenda of those who benefit from the war in Iraq. The pattern of such character assassinations are always the same: first, discredit anything positive or good that he has done (war hero). Second, make him out to be insane, or at least a bit flaky.
Murtha is courageous (to speak out against the US staying in Iraq) and sane (it would be insane to want to stay in Iraq much longer, since the US has gained nothing from the war and already it's cost a trillion dollars and over 2000 Americans and 30,000 to 100,000 Iraqis killed, the latter mostly civilians).
Sign the 180 Murtha. Let's see what you've got.
While I whole heartedly disagree with Murtha's stance, as a veteran of long term service, I am sick and tired of these attacks on the service of various veterans.
Most likely true but the wrong approach.