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!
PING! Seen this???
Of all the ribbons and medals that any member of our military can earn, there are two that stand out above all the rest.
The Congressional Medal of Honor and the Purple Heart.
These two are rightly held in more esteem than all the rest because of what it takes to earn either of them, and just as those that have falsely claimed to have earned a Congressional Medal of Honor are vilified so also is it right to question those that may have earned a Purple Heart irregualarly or fictiously.
To do any less cheapens the awarding of the Purple Heart, it is this country's award for sacrifice, an award for painful wounds and loss of limbs and even death as a direct result of armed conflict with the enemies of our nation and it's freedoms, and should not be soiled by giving to those that cut themselves shaving or had rice enter their buttocks as a result of their own carelessness with hand grenades.
George Washington was very clear on who deserved this award , those wounded or killed in battle by the enemy and no one else, that's why due to the irregularity of Muthra's awards , they do deserve a second look.
If he is ashamed of them, then there is something about how he got them he doesn't want known.
And that is worth questioning....