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Did Kerry's Swift Boat Hatchet Man Fake His Own Silver Star?
American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2011 | Scott Swett

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; johnkerry; kerrys3purplefarts; kommoderkerry; silverstar; stolenvalor; unfit4latrineduty; vietnam; wadesanders
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To: MasterGunner01

Thank you for that info, and for your service!


51 posted on 08/19/2011 11:44:27 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: MasterGunner01

Thank you for that info, and for your service!


52 posted on 08/19/2011 11:44:27 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: MasterGunner01

Thank you for serving our country!


53 posted on 08/19/2011 11:45:12 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Interesting Times

EXCELLENT!


54 posted on 08/19/2011 12:01:40 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: MasterGunner01
SF/SA continued.

One of my correspondents is a retired Chief Quartermaster who was on PCF’s in-country at SEA FLOAT and the surrounding area for a year. He still suffers from PTSD as result of the operations he did on the rivers of the Ca Mau Peninsula. He manned the after .50 caliber/81mm mortar on the PCF — probably the most exposed position for a gunner.

During river operations, the helmsman of the PCF would typically man the emergency steering and throttle controls aft on the deck house, portside. The reason why: the PCF wheelhouse was a rocket magnet and VC/NVA gunners always shot at it hoping to knockout the boat's steering and throttle control. I saw three different Swifts hit in roughly the same place by the portside wheelhouse door. The top twin .50 gunners (whose lower legs were exposed) usually covered them with spare flak jackets to protect them from rocket shrapnel.

55 posted on 08/19/2011 12:03:27 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Interesting Times

Sanders suffers from ADD - Another Demented Democrat


56 posted on 08/19/2011 12:25:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: stylin19a
HOLY CRAP. Thanks alot ! next time I’ll read the whole story.

Don't feel obliged. After all, posting without reading the article is an ancient and honorable FR tradition.

57 posted on 08/19/2011 12:52:15 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

It’s a shame I didn’t know about your correspondence with Sanders before I finished the article - no doubt I could have added a few more choice quotes.


58 posted on 08/19/2011 12:53:53 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: stylin19a
double holy crap. this is the most info i’ve seen on sanders SS. thanks again.

You're welcome. It would be nice to see the NCIS report; other than that, I think the story is pretty well nailed down.

59 posted on 08/19/2011 12:56:09 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: calcowgirl

Thanks, and thanks again for the assist.


60 posted on 08/19/2011 12:57:04 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times

A poster at American Thinker has the line of the day: Kerry probably wishes he threw Sanders over that fence around the Capitol along with his medals.


61 posted on 08/19/2011 2:48:53 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: mountainlion
"One of John the traitor Kerry's anti war buddies in the 70s was a fake Viet Nam war piolt who made a phony confession to war crimes. John Kerry, what happened to your Dishonorable Discharge? Aren't you the biggest phony?"

Kerry has faked his way through life and is glorified for it. I hope he is exposed while he is still alive to witness his reckoning.

62 posted on 08/19/2011 3:42:11 PM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: Interesting Times
Scott Swett, a true American hero.
Well, no, although I appreciate the sentiment.

Nobody was shooting at me while I wrote the article. I would have noticed.

Are you sure? Hillary didn't notice that she was under fire at an airport, either - until it became convenient to "remember" it during the '08 presidential primaries . . .

63 posted on 08/19/2011 5:31:50 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: tweakDU

IIRC, his first one was self inflicted – a small piece from a blooper round he fired hit his arm. Another one was “earned” and also self inflicted when he tossed a grenade into a pile of rice and forget to move away. His 3rd was the result of bruises sustained on his boat. None qualified for a Purple Heart.


64 posted on 08/20/2011 4:38:27 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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