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  • Did Kerry really release his records?

    06/09/2005 3:05:03 AM PDT · by Reconray · 16 replies · 1,199+ views
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | Thomas h. Liscomb
    In another Globe story Kerry promised 'The truth in it's intirety will come out"But did it?
  • Reporting for Duty - (John Kerry's signed 180 release is a fast shuffle; complete info not public!)

    06/08/2005 8:34:39 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 1,964+ views
    MISSION UNACCOMPLISHED So with the exception of seeing Sen. John Kerry's middling grades at Yale, what was achieved by his signing of the SF-180 document? If it was about releasing his military record, that wasn't achieved. If it was about clarifying his reserve activities upon his return from his short stint in Vietnam, that wasn't achieved. If it was to perhaps further obscure the truth about his service and post-Vietnam activities, mission accomplished. It is unclear exactly what was released by the Navy late Monday to the Boston Globe. On its face it appears that aside from the Yale transcript...
  • Kerry allows Navy release of military, medical records (Navy provided them to Boston Globe)

    06/06/2005 11:05:28 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 204 replies · 16,876+ views
    boston Globe ^ | June 7, 2005 | Michael Kranish
    Senator John F. Kerry, ending at least two years of refusal, has waived privacy restrictions and authorized the release of his full military and medical records. The records, which the Navy Personnel Command provided to the Globe, are mostly a duplication of what Kerry released during his 2004 campaign for president, including numerous commendations from commanding officers who later criticized Kerry's Vietnam service. The lack of any substantive new material about Kerry's military career in the documents raises the question of why Kerry refused for so long to waive privacy restrictions.
  • The caveat emperor - (Kerry signes 180)

    05/24/2005 8:53:46 AM PDT · by golfboy · 25 replies · 1,180+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/24/2005 | Joan Vennochi
    During an interview yesterday with Globe editorial writers and columnists, the former Democratic presidential nominee was asked if had signed Form SF 180, authorizing the Department of Defense to grant access to all his military records. ''I have signed it," Kerry said. Then, he added that his staff was ''still going through it" and ''very, very shortly, you will have a chance to see it."
  • Kerry Finally Signs Vietnam Release

    05/28/2005 10:38:40 AM PDT · by Prost1 · 58 replies · 2,000+ views ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2005 12:02 a.m. EDT | With Carl Limbacher and Staff
    After pledging to Tim Russert that he would sign a form authorizing the Defense Department to release his military records, Sen. John Kerry has finally put his signature on the document. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Jan. 30, Kerry told host Tim Russert that he would sign the form known as SF 180, but did not say when he would do it. It took him a solid 110 days to get around to it, and then only after a continuous drumbeat of demands from some conservatives. A Kerry spokesman told the Washington Times the form is now in...
  • NOTE TO LURKING MEDIA: The Game Kerry's Playing WIth His Military Records (That "Signed" SF-180)

    05/28/2005 5:45:05 AM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 58 replies · 2,474+ views
    Unless you have a copy of his signed SF-180, you're not doing your job. If Kerry hasn't granted their release to the media by putting a reporter's name in Section III of the SF-180, you're not doing your job. If you don't evlaute what Kerry has asked to be released as specified in Section II of the SF-180, you're not doing your job.
  • Kerry's dodges (Form 180)

    05/25/2005 6:36:37 AM PDT · by kahoutek · 59 replies · 2,169+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-25-05 | Greg Pierce
    Kerry's dodges "At this point, it comes as no surprise. John Kerry is releasing all his military records but then again, he isn't," Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi writes. "During an interview [Monday] with Globe editorial writers and columnists, the former Democratic presidential nominee was asked if [he] had signed Form SF 180, authorizing the Department of Defense to grant access to all his military records." the columnist said. " 'I have signed it,' Kerry said. Then, he added that his staff was 'still going through it' and 'very, very shortly, you will have a chance to see it.'...
  • Shrapnel and Cancer Figure in Kerry's Journey to Health [ 'All the News We Decide to Print' alert ]

    10/02/2004 2:19:57 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 36 replies · 1,329+ views
    New York Times ^ | Oct 3, 2004 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    Senator John Kerry, a lean athlete who is the picture of health as he skis, skates, cycles and windsurfs, is in robust condition, he and his doctors said in their first extended interviews discussing his medical history. Mr. Kerry, 60, the Democratic presidential nominee, and his doctors discussed in great detail his health, particularly the surgery to remove his cancerous prostate gland in February 2003. It was one of two operations that disrupted his campaign. The second repaired a painful shoulder injury last March. Mr. Kerry could become the first "cancer survivor" to be elected president, but he rejected the...
  • Technical question regarding Kerry's M-79 grenade launcher (vanity)

    08/09/2004 6:28:23 PM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 24 replies · 1,051+ views
    self ^ | 8-9-04 | self
    In Unfit for Command, chapter 3, it is said that Kerry got one wound because he fired an M-79 grenade that was mis-aimed, and exploded prematurely, causing a small fragment to "wound" him. An acquaintance says that the story is not credible because such grenades are timed to be inert if they strike to close to the shooter. May I assume that the impact was beyond the threshold distance, but that there is always the risk of a bit of shrapnel from a near-ish impact?
  • Retired doctor makes light of Kerry wound

    08/09/2004 5:36:55 PM PDT · by Howlin · 118 replies · 4,206+ views
    The Huntsville Times ^ | August 6, 2004 | DAVID BREWER
    SCOTTSBORO - A retired family doctor said Thursday he used a Band-Aid to treat the first of three wounds Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry received in the Vietnam War. Dr. Louis Letson of Scottsboro, who appears in a new 60-second TV ad questioning Kerry's war record, said Kerry came into his office at Cam Rahn Bay on the morning of Dec. 3, 1968, with an injury to his upper arm. Letson said Kerry told him he and a boat crew of about five enlisted men were on patrol that night when they began receiving small arms fire and he was...
  • Sen. John Kerry's Military Medical Records

    06/16/2004 9:20:53 PM PDT · by mastercylinder · 16 replies · 2,219+ views
    To: Sen. John Kerry, et al Presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has been pressured by interest groups to make public his military medical records to verify and detail the wounds he received in Vietnam that warranted his being awarded three separate Purple Heart medals. To date, Sen. Kerry has refused to release those records or to permit the media/press to review them. On Sunday, 29 February, 2004, former Sen. Max Cleland (D-GA), a triple amputee Vietnam veteran, came to Kerry's defense. In an interview with WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg, Cleland said: "That might be the height of hypocrisy for...
  • Kerry's Vietnam Doc: Wound Accidentally Self-Inflicted

    05/04/2004 9:43:25 PM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 361+ views ^ | 5/04/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The Navy medic who treated Sen. John Kerry after he sustained his first battlefield wound in Vietnam said Tuesday that he thought that the injury had been inadvertently self-inflicted - raising new questions about why Kerry sought a Purple Heart after the incident. Contacted by National Review Online, Dr. Louis Letson recalled that Kerry insisted during treatment that he was injured by enemy fire while his swift boat was patrolling the Mekong Delta on Dec. 2, 1968. However, "some of his crew confided that they did not receive any fire from shore," the Navy doc told NRO. Instead, his...
  • Kerry Purple Heart Doc Speaks Out

    05/04/2004 2:47:46 PM PDT · by rwfok · 322 replies · 2,092+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 04, 2004 | Byron York
    Some critics of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry have questioned the circumstances surrounding the first of three Purple Hearts Kerry won in Vietnam. Those critics, among them some of Kerry's fellow veterans, have suggested that a wound suffered by Kerry in December 1968 may have made him technically eligible for a Purple Heart but was not severe enough to warrant serious consideration, even for a decoration that was handed out by the thousands. Whatever the case, Kerry was awarded the Purple Heart, and, along with two others he won later, it allowed him to request to leave Vietnam before his...