I think this was done in a movie also, but my uncle at a cookout was talking with my dad and other uncles about their time in the Marine Corp and Army.....
well all the little cousins were sitting down and listening...so my uncle goes into this hair raising story"we were surrounded, me and 3 other guys..and about 100-150 VC came from the front... and about another 100 flanked us, when we checked the other side of the perimeter all we could see was black pajamas and muzzle flashes...
So we sat there and waited and waited, till finally somebody asked,"what happened???!!!!"
Well he swells up, stands up tall, pointed a longneck in our general direction and said...."we all got killed!!! Gee, nobody could live through that, so don't listen to any 'war stories'..hahahahahaha"
My dad and the rest were just busting a gut... they rarely told "war" stories, just funny things that somebody in their unit did, or how they got nicknames or how odd certain physical attributes of their fellow Marines and soldiers had.
Murtha, Kerry and the others that may or may not have "punched a ticket" to get the right ribbon for their resume need a reality check through Walter Reed.
My pop earned 1 Purple Heart. Lost half a leg, had multiple gunshot wounds, phosporous burns, and parts of a grenade in his "good" leg and his back. 2 1/2 years at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station after hitting Brooks Burn unit showed me how real soldiers earned their Purple Hearts.... from what I saw none of them were "given".
If this f'ing Democrat turns out to be a "poser" and REMF/Poster Boy Marine that pulled a "Kerry" in order to pad the Purple Heart count and "V" for valor ticket, he needs to be exposed.
I don't think anybody that's earned a combat ribbon is shy about showing how he earned his award, especially if somebody is challenging them on it.
Should be easy enough to find out with the Pajamahadim... somebody served with this a-hole. Somebody had to have seen the wounds that earned him the Purple Hearts.... I wouldn't be suprised if it wasn't a Navy guy like..say.... John Kerry..bwahahahahaha... they probably met in Cambodia over Christmas vacation.
Excellent post FRiend. My two cents....not all military personnel are heroes...regardless of awards, medals or citations. I don't care if Murtha was a Marine or not, a liar is a liar and Murtha sold his soul for politics long ago....