I spent all of 1970 at the Naval Support Facility in Cam Rahn Bay, Republic of VietNam. Our primary mission was to repair and support the Swift boats and PBRs (Patrol Boat River). If Kerry had spent his entire year in country, our tours would have overlapped...but he took a coward's way out of country.
My point, though, is that I did know and help a bunch of the Swift Boat sailors and they were a brave lot. Try to imagine yourself getting on a small boat capable of speeds of about 50mph running up and down a relatively narrow river exposing yourself to small arms fire from any given point along the way. I can understand John Kerry being scared, but when he left early someone else had to step forward and take his place. Did that replacement person lose their life as a result???? He's a coward, and he doesn't belong in the company of the heros that I knew.
SKCM(SS), USN Retired
John Kerry, how many people were killed because of you?