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Mabus revokes imprisoned veteran's Silver Star (Kerry supporter jailed for child porn)
Swiftvets ^ | 7/24/11 | Fuentes

Posted on 07/24/2011 3:32:16 PM PDT by pabianice

San Diego- In a highly unusual move, the Navy secretary has stripped a Silver Star awarded to a retired captain and Vietnam swift boat veteran who is serving a federal prison sentence after admitting to child pornography.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus revoked the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest valor award, which was awarded nearly 20 years ago to retired Capt. Wade Sanders of San Diego.

A spokeswoman for Mabus confirmed the secretary's decision, which he made in August 2010 following a review and recommendation by the Navy Department Board of Medals and Decorations. "Mabus signed a memorandum in which he revoked the previously awarded Silver Star," said Capt. Pamela Kunze.

"Had the subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and the processing of the award itself been known to the Secretary of the Navy in 1992, those facts would have prevented the award of the Silver Star," Kunze said.

Sanders, a former deputy assistant Navy secretary rose to prominence seven years ago as a swift boat veteran who supported the 2004 presidential candidacy of Sen. John Kerry, D.Mass.

Sanders in 2008 pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography after an FBI investigation led to his San Diego home and the discovery of pornographic videos on his computers. He received a 37-month sentence as part of a plea deal; he has maintained he isn't a pedophile and was researching the subject for a book he planned to write.

It's not clear whether Sanders conviction played a role in him losing his Silver Star.

The Navy declined to release a copy of the memo, which Mabus addressed to the chief of naval personnel, who in turn would be responsible for the administrative actions to pull the award from official naval records.

Kunze would not say who or what prompted the review of Sanders Silver Star, nor would she say what new information had surfaced about the Silver Star.

"Additional information was brought to light after 1992," she said. "Those facts could have prevented the award of the Silver Star at that time."

She gave no specific reasons as to how Mabus or the board came to their conclusion.

The sole authority for revoking a medal rests with the service secretary, according to Chapter 2 of the Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual. _________________ Terry Boone PCF 90 Qui Nhon 68-69


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; childporn; johnfingkerry; johnfkerry; kerry; silverstar; wadesanders; wassermanshultz; weiner
Perfect. Guy supported Kerry against the Swift Vets in 2004.
1 posted on 07/24/2011 3:32:20 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

I belive this guy is the only swifty — or maybe one of two — who stood as a character witness for John F. Kerry’s claims against the “Swiftboaters” who said Kerry was full of it.


2 posted on 07/24/2011 3:37:05 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: pabianice

Geez. Liberals are a bunch of sicko bass turds. People in this country are doing a lot of sick things these days but I still think child pornography is the sickest of the sick. We are ruining and destroying our children.


3 posted on 07/24/2011 3:37:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: pabianice

Kerry´s pal....


4 posted on 07/24/2011 3:39:29 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: pabianice; jazusamo; RedRover

It had to tear Mabus apart to have to do that, I guarantee he didn’t want to.

Mabus is scum, leftist scum. Kerry, Murtha, Sanders, those are Mabus’ heroes. Mabus loves what tears down our military. The SOB is dirt.

(Jaz, you think the list might want to see this, considering what Mabus has done to Frank and our Marines?)


5 posted on 07/24/2011 3:41:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: pabianice

6 posted on 07/24/2011 3:41:52 PM PDT by null and void (Day 914. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: pabianice
Perfect. Guy supported Kerry against the Swift Vets in 2004.

More than that - Sanders compared the Swift Boat veterans who opposed Kerry to Nazis. He was reputedly under consideration to become Secretary of Defense in the Kerry Administration. Now we discover, while Sanders serves a jail sentence for child pornography, that he also manufactured his own Silver Star.

7 posted on 07/24/2011 3:42:03 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: pabianice

How did this guy get the silver star in 1992? What was he supposed to have done and when did he do it?


8 posted on 07/24/2011 3:42:10 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...

Swift Boat veterans ping.


9 posted on 07/24/2011 3:43:04 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Steely Tom
I belive this guy is the only swifty — or maybe one of two — who stood as a character witness for John F. Kerry’s claims against the “Swiftboaters” who said Kerry was full of it.

I wonder of his habits were the source of a Scott "Burger King" Ritter strategy?
10 posted on 07/24/2011 3:43:29 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: pabianice
"Additional information was brought to light after 1992,"

Like the fact that Kerry fled under fire leaving a disabled boat and wounded men behind and none of his crew said a word.

11 posted on 07/24/2011 3:43:30 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: pabianice

Kerry should be keel hauled.


12 posted on 07/24/2011 3:45:40 PM PDT by mountainlion (AMERICA LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.)
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To: pabianice
His bronze was upgraded to Silver under Clinton.

Seems statements which Wade made, were proved false and he could give not one witnesses to back his statements, nor remember any one involved.

So, does he keep the bronze ?

13 posted on 07/24/2011 3:47:09 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: SeeSharp
Like the fact that Kerry fled under fire leaving a disabled boat and wounded men behind and none of his crew said a word.

That's not entirely accurate. A complete analysis of that engagement can be found here:

To Set The Record Straight Chapter 10: An Incident on the Bay Hap River

14 posted on 07/24/2011 3:50:05 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: stylin19a
His bronze was upgraded to Silver under Clinton.

This whole business is beyond bizarre.

My first reaction, on seeing the headline, was that, child porn or no child porn, if he earned his silver star then he deserved to keep it. That was then, and this was now.

But evidently he didn't earn it.

Maybe Mabus should take back Kerry's Purple Heart while he's at it.

15 posted on 07/24/2011 3:57:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: stylin19a

Clinton wasn’t President in 1992—he was elected in November but didn’t take office until January 1993. Maybe he got the Bronze Star in 1992.


16 posted on 07/24/2011 4:04:31 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: onedoug

Like Johnny Edwards, who hasn’t been mentioned near Kerry since the story broke.

Where TF is Brian Ross ?


17 posted on 07/24/2011 4:13:14 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: pabianice

Here’s another salient question: did the Captain lose his military pension when he was convicted on kiddie porn charges? A federal conviction is supposed to bring an end to any federal pension benefits the individual is receiving.

Sadly, I can probably answer that question with a “no.” There are several former officers who’ve run afoul of the law and managed to hang onto their pensions. At the top of the list is Vietnam fighter ace Randy “Duke” Cunningham, convicted of bribery while serving in Congress a few years ago. And, if I’m not mistake, The Duke retained not only his military pension (as a retired Navy Commander) but his Congressional retirement as well.

Mabus could send a real signal by stripping the perv of his Navy retirement. Losing the medal is an embarrassment; taking away his pension would send a clear signal to everyone who wants to retain their military retirement benefits.


18 posted on 07/24/2011 4:20:04 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Steely Tom

I must correct you friend, he stood as a “character witness” (so to speak) for Senaturd Kerry.


19 posted on 07/24/2011 4:55:51 PM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: pabianice

If you want to read an indictment of Kerry’s friends, read “Reckless Endangerment.” The guy he wanted as his Treasury Secretary, Jim Johnson, is the guy who trashed Fannie Mae.


20 posted on 07/24/2011 5:08:06 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: pabianice

Now let’s look at Kerry’s “medals”


21 posted on 07/24/2011 5:39:46 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: Interesting Times

In Kerry-speak, “I put Rasumssen in the water before I decided to take Rasmussen out of the water.


22 posted on 07/24/2011 5:43:16 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: smoothsailing; pabianice; Semper Fi Mom; RedRover; Just A Nobody; 4woodenboats; ...
It had to tear Mabus apart to have to do that, I guarantee he didn’t want to.

Mabus is scum, leftist scum. Kerry, Murtha, Sanders, those are Mabus’ heroes. Mabus loves what tears down our military. The SOB is dirt.

(Jaz, you think the list might want to see this, considering what Mabus has done to Frank and our Marines?)

You bet I think the list deserves a ping and you're absolutely right about Kerry, Murtha and Sanders being Mabus' heroes.

HADITHA MARINE PING!

23 posted on 07/24/2011 5:49:34 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I figured you’d see it like that, brother! :)


24 posted on 07/24/2011 6:22:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo

I bet Gates could not wait to get the hell away from the whole lot of them.


25 posted on 07/24/2011 6:33:02 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping. This is a real slap in the face by the current administration. I have not heard of it being done before.

I think it probably wasn’t the porn conviction that led to his Silver Star being revoked, but some kind of evidence that he lied in the documents on which the Bronze Star was upgraded to Silver. The deeper question is, why did anyone look into those documents in 2010?


26 posted on 07/24/2011 6:38:28 PM PDT by zot
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing

Obama nominates ex-Gov. Mabus for Navy post....
MSNBC ^ | April 6th, 2009

The 60-year-old Democrat campaigned extensively for Obama last year. He was governor of Mississippi from January 1988 to January 1992. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994-96 under President Bill Clinton.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2223476/posts


27 posted on 07/24/2011 7:00:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Verginius Rufus

of course you’re exactly right..1992 not Clinton. ..sorry.
He did serve under Clinton as Deputy Assistant United States Secretary of the Navy.
His silver star was actually revoked last august. I wonder why is it being reported just now.


28 posted on 07/24/2011 8:02:37 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: jazusamo

This is exactly the kind of thing that makes you wonder if Sanders was blackmailed into coming out publicly as a Kerry-supporting “swift boat veteran”. The rat machine probably had this pedophile under their thumb the whole time. Remember Scott Ritter? He’s another chronic pedophile who always seems to mysteriously slip away from justice, even when he’s caught with his pants down..


29 posted on 07/24/2011 8:26:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Interesting Times

HILARIOUS.

the man is a total buffoon.

and remember, HE is the one who ‘introduced’ The One to the national scene.

for that he should be shunned.


30 posted on 07/24/2011 10:54:08 PM PDT by bitt (I don’t want illegal aliens persecuted. I want them PROSECUTED)
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To: pabianice; Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; martin_fierro; ...

lying traitor ping

don’t miss this link:

http://www.tosettherecordstraight.com/docs/CH10.pdf


31 posted on 07/24/2011 10:55:38 PM PDT by bitt (I don’t want illegal aliens persecuted. I want them PROSECUTED)
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To: Steely Tom; pabianice

>>> I belive this guy is the only swifty — or maybe one of two — who stood as a character witness for John F. Kerry’s claims

As best I recall it, all of Kerry’s own boat crew tried to ride along with him to the White House. But from the rest of the squadron you are correct.

I know a significant number of Medals of Honor were revoked after the Civil War when the criteria was more narrowly defined. But I’ve never even heard of decorations being revoked since.


32 posted on 07/24/2011 10:55:42 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb
As best I recall it, all of Kerry’s own boat crew tried to ride along with him to the White House.

All but the gunner, Steve Gardner.

33 posted on 07/24/2011 11:04:57 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Cicero
Maybe Mabus should take back Kerry's Purple Heart while he's at it.

Which Purple Heart are you referring to? The one he got for being pelted by grains of rice on his backside, after discovering "when you pull the pin, Mr. Hand Grenade is *NO* longer your friend" comes to mind...

the infowarrior

34 posted on 07/25/2011 2:30:42 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


35 posted on 07/25/2011 3:18:02 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: bitt; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks bitt.


36 posted on 07/25/2011 3:35:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: pabianice

Ecce homo.

37 posted on 07/25/2011 7:21:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: null and void

lulz.

Let he who is without sin cast the first yadda yadda yadda.


38 posted on 07/25/2011 7:25:28 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bitt

Thanks bitt.


39 posted on 07/25/2011 4:46:00 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

What a shock ping.


40 posted on 07/25/2011 5:41:18 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

He should take some of what Amy Winehouse took.


41 posted on 07/25/2011 7:21:33 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: pabianice

BOR is most likely ignoring this story.


42 posted on 07/26/2011 12:16:21 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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bttt


43 posted on 07/26/2011 10:50:03 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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