A May 12, 2002, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article reported that "Marine Corps casualty records show that Murtha was injured in 'hostile' actions near Danang, Vietnam, on March 22, 1967 and May 7, 1967. In the first incident, his right cheek was lacerated, and in the second he was lacerated above his left eye. Neither injury required evacuation."
Yet on Murtha's web site he claims he received all his Vietnam decorations in 1966 Helluva combat intel guy...got his medals before he was wounded....
posted on 01/14/2006 10:34:23 AM PST
by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
Yep...very weak. 37 years with the Marines and he cites the BS boot camp award, but doesn't mention a good conduct medal during his enlisted service. From 1967 until his 1990 retirement he only received a DSM for a retirement kiss. Thats 23 years as a reserve officer without mentioning a significant award or deployment. I wonder if the Corps gave him special treatment since he was in DC putting earmarks in defense bills.
posted on 01/14/2006 10:53:15 AM PST
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