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To: Marine_Uncle

“And people who where on those river cruises witness to the fact the clown blew away a fleeing un-armed goon with the fifty mount located on his craft one time he approached the shore line when enemy where spotted. I was not there.”

Correct, you weren’t there. And, like many who weren’t there, you have managed to come up with observations made by NO ONE who was there.

I was there. And I, along with the 24-25 others who were there, have never said the guy Kerry killed was unarmed. In fact, he had a B-40.

No one has said he was shot by the twin-50. In fact, that guy was wounded in the leg by the forward M-60, as mentioned in the after-action report. He was able to get up and run. When shot by Kerry he was turned back toward the boat.

Doug Reese


49 posted on 12/14/2009 2:32:38 AM PST by DougReese
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To: DougReese

You were there at the precise time that all of this happened.....??


50 posted on 12/14/2009 2:39:59 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: DougReese; RVN Airplane Driver; Marine_Uncle
This is you?

Second, a few minutes ago I spoke with a Vietnam vet named Doug Reese, who works with Vietnam's official tourist agency and has visited the country frequently. In particular, Reese visited Tran Thoi in March and spoke with several villagers who were witnesses to the Silver Star incident. He identified himself as a journalist, not a Swift boat vet, and he didn't have a cameraman with him, but he thinks it's likely that Khoai confused his visit (March) with Mason's visit (Swift boat related) to come up with the quote he gave Nightline. Reese is a Kerry supporter and no fan of SBVT, but even so, he says, "I'm confident the Swift boat guys didn't go there."

Doug Reese

53 posted on 12/14/2009 4:40:35 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: DougReese

Thanks for the corrections, and thank you for serving our country while in harms way.


71 posted on 12/14/2009 9:50:20 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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