Skip to comments.Did Kerry's Swift Boat Hatchet Man Fake His Own Silver Star?
Posted on 08/19/2011 8:31:48 AM PDT by Interesting Times
Last August, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus revoked a Silver Star medal formerly held by retired Navy Captain Wade R. Sanders. In a short, vague memorandum to the Chief of Naval Personnel, Mabus cited "subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and the processing of the award itself" as the reason. Such an action by the Navy is virtually without precedent.
There was no press release and no announcement. Eleven months later, a bare-bones report was finally published by the Navy Times. American Thinker picked up the story from WinterSoldier.com, and after Matt Drudge followed suit, it propagated rapidly.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Also, let's not forget who, in his group, supported him during the elections:
And the whole deal with the personal home movies that he was having someone film for him (a la JFK).
Too good! Kerry’s main defender now receiving the “Stolen Valor” award.
There are lots of questions about JFnK’s self-awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star and three Purple Hearts, as well.
Lincoln said you can fool some of the people all of the time, I suppose the people of Massachusetts are who he had in mind.
The rice in the tush incident doesn’t even qualify for a PH. It was “friendly fire”, actually self inflicted, that did not occur during an engagement with the enemy. A wound that is the result of friendly fire is only eligible for a PH if it is the result of misdirected fire during a hostile engagement. If two (otherwise) friendly units exchange fire, no PH should be awarded. (Stonewall Jackson would not be eligible for a PH under this rule.) An individual injured by misdirected friendly fire during a hostile engagement is elgible.
Self inflicted wounds are specifically excluded. If you shoot yourself during an engagement, you might get a trip to the hospital, but no PH. If you deliberately injure yourself, regardless of circumstances, you are eligible for a court-martial.
PS: John Kerry’s wounds were paper cuts, the kind of incidental injuries generally not even attended to by a medic or documented in a service members medical records. In one incident, the medic handed him a band-aid in the infirmary, and Kerry made him enter the “injury” in his medical records. Ground combat, even without any injuries inflicted by hostile fire, is lot like a football game. Participants receive a number of bruises and cuts from activities that have nothing to do with hostile fire. Most soldiers never even sought treatment for minor shrapnel wounds.
Scott Swett, a true American hero.
LOL... could be so... they killed him because he vetoed a central banking scheme..
I’d read some of this at the time, but thanks for digging down for the complete story. I don’t know one Vietnam era Vet that doesn’t think Kerry is a self-serving asshole. Started back then and continues today. Just breaks my heart when I go to the VA hospital and see all the damage; these are the real heroes.
Kerry: Hey Doc...can you check out these rice wounds on my ass?
Pathetic. No Shame.
Well, no, although I appreciate the sentiment.
Nobody was shooting at me while I wrote the article. I would have noticed.
not holding my breath, but you’re absolutely correct.
Hey Hey Ho Ho = Solicitation call for ladies of the evening at Tan Son Nhut.
Was John Kerry in Vietnam?
I know you!!! LOL
You number one, GI
I doubt it. If he was, don't you think he would have mentioned it?
Commander McBragg was in many places. In his mind.
This is an excellent article. Thanks!
I happen to catch an old TV talk show from the 70’s one time when flipping the channels recently. Low and behold a young man looking like lerch came on as a guest. It was John Kerry. He had just returned from Vietman. I thought how stange his attitude was. Coming back from Vietnam and craping on the U.S. Military with the likes of which would have made Jane Fonda proud. This man is not an american patriot. He is a socialist fraud the likes of which have infested the democrat party. We must du everything in our power to defeat these frauds in 2012 and boot their commie rear ends all the way to cuba.
A patriot, you.....a pinhead, Lurch!
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