A reality check here folks. Remember the 2004 Presidential Elections? You, know the one that Senator “I served in Vietnam” Kerry lead the Democratic Ticket? Does anyone remember seeing his DD Form 219?
It was issued some seven years after Kerry completed his tour of duty in the USN as a non-rated reserve officer. It also included the phrase “Upon a review of a board of officers.” I wonder how many of the honorably discharged vets from the 1970s have that particular phrase on their 219s? Thank you President Jimmy Carter!