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Rank behavior: Liveshot mum about palís disgrace
The Boston Herald ^ | July 31, 2011 | Howie Carr

Posted on 07/31/2011 9:28:49 AM PDT by Phil Harmonic

Wade Rowland Sanders used to be this close to Sen. John Forbes Kerry. He and Liveshot were both Vietnam vets, Navy swift boaters, officers and gentlemen. They were awarded Silver Stars for their gallantry. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Sanders accused Republicans of running “vicious public distortions” of his dear friend’s war record.

The retired captain would do anything for Lt. John “Reporting for Duty” Kerry, USN (ret.), and vice versa.

But that was then, and this is now — and if you ask Liveshot about Wade Sanders today, the answer is, in effect, “Wade who?”

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; silverstar; stolenhonor; wadesanders
Howie Carr's perspective on the U.S Navy's recision of former Kerry campaign aide Wade Sander's Silver Star.
1 posted on 07/31/2011 9:28:52 AM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: Travis McGee
What appeared in the Navy Times was a short article saying the decision to strip Sanders of his Silver Star had nothing to do with his 2009 child-pornography conviction. The paper quoted the Navy as citing the reason as “subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and processing of the award itself.”

The little that I've read in the leftist press never mentioned this. They let it seem that the Silver Star was stripped due to the child-porn conviction. Did Kerry get his S S for the same or a different incident?

2 posted on 07/31/2011 9:57:33 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Freee-dame
Did Kerry get his S S for the same or a different incident? Different as far as I know. I don't recall Sanders' name ever having been mentioned in references to the action which served as the basis for his (Kerry's) SS. Not sure if Sanders was even in the same unit as Kerry or, if so, when.
3 posted on 07/31/2011 10:18:58 AM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: Phil Harmonic

Maybe they knew each other from the trade in kiddie porn.


4 posted on 07/31/2011 10:23:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Phil Harmonic

The Boston Herald states the Kerry is (Ret). He did not serve for 20 years or more. He resigned as I know it.


5 posted on 07/31/2011 11:49:22 AM PDT by supermop (queer learnings?)
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To: supermop

Wasn’t Kerry’s first discharge under less than honorable because he went to Paris and took the Vietnamese line during the Paris Peace Accords while he was still obligated to the United States Navy ?

Was it was then upped to an Honorable when Carter did the amnesty thing with the people that ran away when confronted with the imminence of their induction during the draft.


6 posted on 07/31/2011 12:01:29 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: supermop

“The Boston Herald states the Kerry is (Ret). He did not serve for 20 years or more. He resigned as I know it.”

And I believe Kerry’s Navy records have been “Obam-mogrivied”...e.g., you ain’t seein’ anything important in those records.

Rumor has is that the slimeball had a dishonorable discharge which was later changed when the appropriate dishonest democrats (redundant phrase, I know) were placed into high positions.

If I ever see that Kerry slime in public, I’ll be sure to give him my most professional fighter pilot one-finger salute...with hopefully a fusillade
of my best potty language.


7 posted on 07/31/2011 12:39:12 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Freee-dame; The Shrew; Interesting Times

I don’t know, but I put LBJ in the same camp for bogus awards.

The worst kind of wannabee future pols engage in this disgusting grab for unearned valor medals.


8 posted on 07/31/2011 3:11:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Freee-dame
The little that I've read in the leftist press never mentioned this. They let it seem that the Silver Star was stripped due to the child-porn conviction.

It's the best they have. In fact, Kerry's long-time pal seems to have been a purveyor of child pornography who also managed to wrangle himself a fraudulent Silver Star in the early 1990's.

Did Kerry get his S S for the same or a different incident?

No. Sanders and Kerry trained together at Coronado, but it doesn't appear that they participated in the same missions in Vietnam. Kerry was transferred from his original assignment in Coastal Division 13 to Coastal Division 11 (where he acquired his own Bronze and Silver stars) after just a few weeks.

9 posted on 08/04/2011 8:07:17 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Phil Harmonic

A searing article. The truth, of course, is that Sanders is no longer useful to the Opportunistic Senator from Massachusetts. And the last thing Kerry wants to do is field questions about why it seems so easy for Navy officers to accumulate fraudulent medals.


10 posted on 08/04/2011 8:14:06 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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