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    06/21/2005 7:23:42 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 29 replies · 1,550+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 6/21/05
    WASHINGTON - Senator Kerry of Massachusetts recently granted three reporters broad access to his Navy service records, according to documents obtained by The New York Sun. The privacy waivers signed by Mr. Kerry authorized the release of "a single, one time copy of the complete military service record and medical record of John F. Kerry" to Glen Johnson of the Associated Press, Michael Kranish of the Boston Globe, and Stephen Braun of the Los Angeles Times. The waivers, executed on a National Archives form known as Standard Form 180, also permitted release of "an undeleted report" of any discharges ever...
  • Kerry Grants Three Reporters Broad Access to Navy Records (AP, Boston Globe, LA Times)

    06/21/2005 7:23:29 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 26 replies · 1,187+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 6/21/05 | Josh Gerstein
    Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts recently granted three reporters broad access to his Navy service records, according to documents obtained by the New York Sun.The privacy waivers signed by Mr. Kerry authorized the release of 'a single, one time copy of the complete military service record and medical records of John F. Kerry' to Glen Johnson of the Associated Press, Michael Kranish of the Boston Globe, and Stephen Braun of the Los Angeles Times.The waivers, executed on a National Archives form known as a Standard From 180, also permitted an 'undeleted report' of any discharges of any discharges ever granted...
  • You Saw Them Here First (Copies of Kerry's 180)

    06/20/2005 8:24:53 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 168 replies · 5,379+ views
    Powerline ^ | June 20, 2005
    Via the Freedom of Information Act, a reader obtained copies of the Form 180s that were recently signed by John Kerry to permit, at long last, the release of his military records. I believe there may be a story about this in the New York Sun tomorrow, and no doubt more commentary will be forthcoming over the next few days. Here are the three documents that Kerry signed; on their face, I don't see anything wrong with them, but then, I'm no expert in military personnel records. We look forward to our readers' comments. Go to the link..there are 3...
  • Questions Remain About Kerry's Military Records

    06/11/2005 10:49:54 AM PDT · by ambrose · 47 replies · 1,393+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 6/11/05 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Questions Remain About Kerry's Military Records But will the press answer them? The Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times published in-depth accounts this week but, according to Lipscomb, the form that produced the documents may have asked for "anything and everything" or "nothing much at all." By Thomas Lipscomb (June 11, 2005) -- The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times initially refused to confirm or deny that they had a copy, or had even seen a copy, of the Standard Form 180 (SF-180) by which Sen. John Kerry’s “complete” military records were released over the past several days. This...
  • Kerry's Slow 180 Turn; He raises as many questions as he answers!

    06/09/2005 11:21:42 PM PDT · by ambrose · 39 replies · 1,534+ views
    Slate ^ | 6/9/05 | Mickey Kaus
    Wade's Wish: Boston Globe Managing Editor Mary Jane Wilkinson, explaining why her paper is not going to make public the Kerry military records it has received: It is my understanding that Kerry will release these papers to anyone else now that he has signed the Form 180. Wilkinson's understanding would be wrong, according to the New York Sun's Josh Gerstein, to whom Kerry denied the records. A Navy spokesman, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Hernandez, said the waiver applied only to the Boston Globe and did not authorize release of Mr. Kerry's records to the public."Kerry controls the release of his records,"...
  • Critics charge Kerry still covering up

    06/09/2005 6:40:19 PM PDT · by 26lemoncharlie · 20 replies · 996+ views ^ | June 9, 2005 | World Net Daily
    John O'Neill on records release: 'This is hardly what we called for' Sen. John Kerry's release of Navy records to his hometown Boston Globe newspaper is not the full disclosure sought by critics of his Vietnam war record, says John O'Neill, spokesman for Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The group of more than 260 veterans who served in Kerry's swiftboat division asked the senator during his presidential campaign last year to sign a Standard Form 180 that would permit anyone to examine his full and unredacted military records at the Navy Department and the National Personnel Records Center in St....
  • Elvis Presley's Military Files To Be Made Public

    06/09/2005 2:47:24 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 9 replies · 838+ views
    WHIO TV ^ | June 9, 2005 | AP
    The National Personnel Records Center in suburban St. Louis is highlighting the files of 150 prominent people who served in the military and died at least a decade ago. They include several presidents, famous writers, professional athletes and military figures -- not to mention at least one rock 'n' roll star.
  • Kerry Hangs Back From Disclosure to All

    06/09/2005 7:03:36 AM PDT · by JakeINJoisey · 24 replies · 1,189+ views
    The NY Sun ^ | June 9, 2005 | Josh Gerstein
    More than a year after promising on national television to release his full military record, Senator Kerry of Massachusetts authorized the Navy last month to provide his service file to selected news organizations. However, Mr. Kerry has not given the military permission to disclose the records to the general public, fueling continued speculation by the senator's critics that he is attempting to hush up some aspect of his service. The news organizations that have seen the latest collection of documents reported that there was little new information aside from a copy of Mr. Kerry's Yale University transcript showing that the...
  • Did Kerry really release Navy records? - (John O'Neill issues challenge; Kerry unresponsive)

    06/09/2005 8:36:30 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 92 replies · 3,978+ views
    A front page story in the Boston Globe claimed that: "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." In another Globe story Kerry had promised "The truth in its entirety will come out." But did it? Kerry's election hopes faltered last summer and fall as accusations of fraudulent and incomplete military records were aired. The fact that Kerry repeatedly refused to sign a single-page military form called the Standard Form 180, that would have released all his military records to the public,...
  • Kerry Makes His Military, Medical File Available (O'Neil says it is Incomplete! GO O'Neil GO!!)

    06/08/2005 7:32:28 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 57 replies · 2,928+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/8/05
    WASHINGTON — All through last year's presidential race, Vietnam-era critics of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) charged that he was trying to hide something by refusing to authorize the public release of his entire military and medical file. On Tuesday, Kerry provided access to his complete records. The long-awaited documents contained no bombshells, and his enemies still were not satisfied. The 180-page sheaf of medal commendations, officer's fitness reports and medical entries released under federal guidelines by Kerry's Senate office provided a few new nuggets of information about his 1968 to 1969 stint as a Swift boat commander during the...
  • Reporting for Duty(Don't count on the Navy for Kerry's records. Full collection is elsewhere/More)

    06/07/2005 9:12:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 781+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/8/2005 | The Prowler
    MISSION UNACCOMPLISHEDSo 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 and...
  • Doing a 180 (John Kerry signs on dotted line. Plus: Separation of left and godlessness.)

    06/06/2005 10:38:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,364+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/7/2005 | The Prowler
    ANOTHER KERRY DISCHARGEBefore Memorial Day weekend, Sen. John Kerry sat down with editors of his hometown newspaper, the Boston Globe and announced that he had signed the form SF 180, authorizing the Department of Defense to grant access to all his military records. This, more than a year after he had claimed the press and public had seen all there was to see from his military record. Only one problem: according to several sources who formerly worked on the Kerry campaign, the senator expects that little to nothing new will be in the files that are released. "He's fairly confident...

    09/16/2004 1:25:43 PM PDT · by hawkaw · 56 replies · 3,519+ views
    Hannity Radio Show ^ | Sep 16/04 | hawkaw
    Just breaking on hannity
  • 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.
  • Boston Globe: The caveat emperor (Kerry Signs Form 180)

    05/24/2005 4:21:44 AM PDT · by Air Conditioned Gypsy · 146 replies · 3,865+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/24/05 | Joan Vennochi
    The caveat emperor By Joan Vennochi, Globe Columnist May 24, 2005 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." ........ After the interview, Kerry's communications director, David Wade, was asked to clarify when Kerry signed SF 180 and when public access would be...
  • THE WAY THINGS REALLY WORK: The REAL Military Record of France.

    03/24/2005 6:00:38 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 61 replies · 2,008+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | March 24, 2005 | Harold C. Hutchison
    France's military reputation has taken a beating over the last three years due to their attitudes towards Iraq. Whether or not this record is deserved is up for debate. A famous website, set up as a “Google bomb,” so that when one searches for French military victories and hits the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, takes potshots at France, particularly citing the twentieth century. But the REAL story is much different. First of all, the Battle of the Virginia Capes, from September 5-9, 1781 was an unambiguous win for France. This is important for Americans to keep in mind – this...
  • Kerry To Sign The 180?

    03/21/2005 3:21:15 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 45 replies · 860+ views
    captainsquarters ^ | March 20, 2005 | Captain Ed
    Mickey Kaus and Instapundit both point to a Philadelphia Inquirer analysis of John Kerry's political activities since his loss in last year's elections, which suggests that the Senator may request the complete release of his military records at last: For Kerry, indignities abound. He trails Hillary Rodham Clinton in every 2008 survey. The other day, he was assailed by Clinton aide Ann Lewis for running "an inconsistent campaign." Indeed, in focus groups conducted this winter by Democratic strategists, he was still seen as indecisive; one participant said, "He's the guy that holds up the line at McDonald's." And he's been...
  • Kerry Navy probe to expand scope?(supplemental filing to Sec. of Navy)(by Judicial Watch)

    09/08/2004 2:45:06 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 29 replies · 1,569+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept. 8, 2004 | Art Moore
    In an effort to push forward a Navy investigation, the public interest group Judicial Watch has made a supplemental filing to its complaint about John Kerry's official record, pointing out two of the three citations successively issued with the senator's Silver Star award were not signed by the secretary of the Navy, contrary to regulations. As WorldNetDaily reported, Judicial Watch learned last week that the Defense Department informed Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England of the group's formal request to investigate alleged military code violations in Kerry's Silver Star.
  • Tainted media [Kerry's 'honorable' discharge?]

    02/18/2005 3:32:05 AM PST · by johnny7 · 75 replies · 3,816+ views ^ | February 18, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    The recent resignation of CNN's news director, Eason Jordan, after his outrageous remarks about our military at an international forum were reported on the Internet, is only the latest in a series of media scandals, of which Dan Rather's forged documents were just one. Media bias does not consist in having liberal or conservative opinions but in how you do your job -- or don't do it.One document whose authenticity is not likely to be questioned by the mainstream media is the honorable discharge on Senator John Kerry's web site. Yet who in the major media has investigated why that...

    02/03/2005 8:34:44 AM PST · by pookie18 · 75 replies · 2,693+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/2/05 | Press Release
    SENATOR KERRY ASKED TO SIGN RECORDS RELEASE FORM Watchdog Asks Kerry to Keep His Word Concerning Signing Standard Form 180 Kerry's Opportunity to Release Full Naval Service Record to the American People (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today asked Senator John F. Kerry to keep his word to the American public and sign a Standard Form 180 (SF 180), "Request Pertaining to Military Records." On Sunday, January 30, 2005, during an appearance on the NBC News show "Meet the Press," moderator Tim Russert asked Senator Kerry (three times) if he would...
  • John Kerry's Silver Star

    12/16/2004 2:12:14 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 515+ views
    I just read John Kerry's Silver Star citation and almost fell out of my chair. Having served at one time as an "awards and decorations officer", which is an additional duty assignment for staff officers, I know full well how these citations can be colored and worded to change an "oh no!" into a "attaboy." That is what happened with Kerry's situation. He probably would have been disciplined for endangering his boat and crew, but instead, because of his political connections, they gave him what is known as a "coverup award." One of the oldest tricks in the military book...

    10/20/2004 1:03:02 PM PDT · by CyberAnt · 41 replies · 2,190+ views
    Blog - ^ | October 20, 2004 | S. Wooldridge
    Hmmm? – Let me see if I have this straight ..?? Senator Kerry needs to establish that he really earned his Silver Star. The reason he needs to do that is because the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (all 264 of them) have called into question Kerry’s character and honesty regarding not only his actions in Vietnam, and his actions after returning home, but also the false statements Kerry has made regarding his Silver Star and Purple Heart medals. Enter ABC – these are the people who will try to re-establish Kerry’s character and honesty. And, in light of Mark...
  • Ex-Navy sec to Kerry: Open up your records

    11/01/2004 2:27:45 PM PST · by treeclimber · 114 replies · 866+ views ^ | 11-1-04 | Art Moore
    A former secretary of the Navy is urging Sen. John Kerry to open up his personnel files to resolve the question of whether the Democratic presidential nominee received a less-than-honorable discharge from the Navy. William Middendorf, the Navy chief from 1974 to 1977, told WorldNetDaily today that Kerry, who began inactive reserve status in 1972, would have been issued a document three years later either for a reserve reaffiliation or a separation discharge. An "honorable discharge" from 1978 appears on the Kerry campaign's website, but a Navy lawyer who served under Middendorf believes that document is a substitute for one...
  • Is Kerry's record out there

    10/31/2004 8:07:37 PM PST · by NavyPilot45 · 36 replies · 1,315+ views
    NBC? | NavyPilot45
    Did you see the edit I believe NBC did on the Kerry interview? It was with Tom Brokaw and everything I read about the interview said that when questioned about the IQ comparison recently made public, Kerry said " How would they know? I have not released my record." I thought everything concerning Kerry's record was out as stated numerous times by Kerry . But when watching the interview, that portion was edited out. You could tell it was cut out mid senctence. If true, that stinks. What happened to honest journalism.
  • More on Kerry's Questionable discharge

    10/31/2004 6:49:30 PM PST · by RogerRabbit · 51 replies · 4,048+ views
    Swift Boats ^ | Capt Jack
    I have been working with two retired Navy Captain Judge Advocate General Corps [attorneys for my non-military friends & colleagues] who have put exhaustive research into the circumstances surrounding Kerry's separation from the Naval Reserve after it was discovered that he was meeting with senior officials of an enemy government in time of war while he was still a naval officer. These two guys, Don Nelson and Mark Sullivan, have both put many MANY hundreds of hours of research into this effort and have produced the attached 4 page document of FACTS that all point towards an Other Than Honorable...
  • Consolidated links to the articles about Kerry's NON-HONORABLE discharge

    10/31/2004 10:49:13 AM PST · by mumzie · 38 replies · 1,975+ views
    <p>I have felt for quite some time that this would be the October surprise that takes Kerry down. Hopefully, it isn't too late.</p> <p>I've gathered all the articles we've posted to the site over the last month, and put all the links on this page for your enjoyment.</p>

    10/30/2004 11:56:42 AM PDT · by KD7SY · 18 replies · 1,293+ views
    30 October 2004 | KD7SY
    I am new at this, and can anyone tell me why JFK's military records can not be obtained via the Freedom of Information act? I know that his records are of a personal nature but, once he runs for a public office, especially one as high as President of the United States. I would think that we all have the right to know all we can about this guy. The welfare of our country is at stake. This fact alone should place his records in the public domain! If not then, "Blast and Damned!" God Help us!
  • Let's Talk About This, Mr. Kerry

    10/29/2004 7:20:19 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 10 replies · 857+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 29 October 2004 | Christopher Adamo
    At one time, John Kerry wanted to make Vietnam the centerpiece of his campaign, based on his belief that the contrast between his four months of combat and George Bush’s guard service would stand the Massachusetts liberal in good stead with an America immersed in the war on terror. Unfortunately for Kerry, groups such as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth followed suit, thus bringing forth his overall war record for examination. And what was learned wasn’t pretty. Kerry's ''battle wounds'' amounted to little more than the degree of ''boo-boo'' which might earn a typical five-year-old an ice cream cone...
  • Kerry gets less than honorable discharge

    10/29/2004 7:30:46 PM PDT · by 2thfxr · 102 replies · 6,174+ views ^ | 10-29-04 |
    Interview with Troy Jenkins I recently had the pleasure to discuss the newly found Vietnam documents with Chief Petty Officer Troy Jenkins
  • John Kerry's Other Medals

    10/29/2004 6:56:49 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 34 replies · 1,637+ views ^ | October 29, 2004 | Interesting Times
  • John Kerry Is A Bold Faced Liar - Attacks On The US Military Disqualify Him As CIC

    10/29/2004 11:28:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 708+ views
    Vallego News ^ | October 29, 2004 | Dennis M. Becklin
    Medford, Oregon - It's obvious that John Kerry loathes the United States Military. Kerry's obsessive attacks on the US Military's handling of Saddam Hussein's massive stockpiles of explosives and ammunition borders on treason in this writer's opinion. This is just one more act of animus by a candidate who should never be allowed to command the military forces of the United States of America. Today the truth is known about Kerry's lies concerning 380-tons of explosives near Baghdad. Today, Friday, October 29, 2004, US Army Major Austin Pearson appeared before a press conference in the Pentagon. He provided personal, first-hand...
  • AP: New Bush Guard Papers Leave Questions Will it ever end?

    10/28/2004 2:54:30 PM PDT · by wolfeast1 · 32 replies · 825+ views
    October 26, 2004 AP: New Bush Guard Papers Leave Questions By MATT KELLEY ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - Unearthed under legal pressure, three-decade-old documents portray President Bush as a capable and well-liked Air National Guard pilot who stopped flying and attending regular drills two-thirds of the way through his six-year commitment - without consequence. The files, many of them forced to light by Freedom of Information lawsuits by The Associated Press, conflict with some of the harshest attacks Democrats have levied on Bush's Vietnam-era service, such as suggestions that Bush was a deserter or absent without leave. But gaps in...
  • E-mail to Sean Hannity re Dishonorable Discharge

    10/28/2004 11:17:27 AM PDT · by tazannie · 88 replies · 4,142+ views
    Thursday, October 28, 2004 John Kerry's Dishonorable Discharge Through a very reliable source, I received a copy of the following e-mail to Sean Hannity asking his help in exposing the truth about John Kerry's discharge papers fromteh US Navy. The author is a retired former Navy lawyer and he references the former personal lawyer to then Secretary of the Navy J. William Middleton
  • AP: New Bush Guard Papers Leave Questions

    10/26/2004 12:48:56 PM PDT · by stevek1 · 162 replies · 5,289+ views
    By MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Unearthed under legal pressure, three-decade-old documents portray President Bush (news - web sites) as a capable and well-liked Air National Guard pilot who stopped flying and attending regular drills two-thirds of the way through his six-year commitment — without consequence.
  • Open Letter to John Kerry: Release your FBI Files,

    10/26/2004 1:01:53 PM PDT · by IndianPrincessOK · 22 replies · 876+ views
    News Max-Press Release for tomorrow! ^ | 10/27/2004 | Gary Aldrich
    Open Letter to John Kerry: Release your FBI Files Gary Aldrich Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 Senator Kerry, As a long time employee of the federal government, I have confidence in the records that each government agency maintains. Story Continues Below Many official federal records have formed the basis for legal decisions, major or minor. U.S. courts find such records acceptable as evidence in criminal and civil trials, and, as evidence, these records are highly sought by parties of interest to major legal decisions. Obviously, such documents would be helpful in the determination of a citizen’s suitability to seek the highest...

    10/26/2004 12:55:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 28 replies · 1,215+ views
    Private email - PRE-RELEASE COPY | OCTOBER 26, 2004 | JB WILLIAMS
    Why Won’t Kerry Release Military Record? Written by JB Williams ©2004-10-26 John Kerry and his minions say Bush won’t own up to his “bad decisions”, but its becoming glaringly obvious that this perverted mantra is nothing more than a feeble attempt to cover up the fact that John Kerry won’t own up to his despicable life! The mainstream press has sheltered Kerry from questions surrounding his self-proclaimed hero status from day one, so many in America are left to speculate about John Kerry’s traitor status… Despite repeated demands for John Kerry to authorize the release of his military records by...
  • John F. Kerry's Worst Nightmare

    10/25/2004 12:09:49 AM PDT · by Seaplaner · 43 replies · 2,384+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, Oct. 18, 2004 | Geoff Metcalf
    The growing conventional wisdom (in military circles) is that Kerry GOT a discharge but it was other than honorable. He subsequently got Clinton to sign the fix in 2001.
  • Kerry's Vietnam ghosts won't go away

    10/24/2004 2:27:49 PM PDT · by freespirited · 21 replies · 990+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 10/24/04 | Robert Caldwell
    In a race appropriately dominated by questions of presidential leadership, the war on terror, Iraq and the economy, Vietnam nonetheless continues to haunt Democrat John Kerry. For this, Kerry has only himself to blame. It is Kerry who quite deliberately made his brief four months on Navy Swift Boats in Vietnam in 1968-69 his signature credential to be commander in chief 35 years later. It is Kerry and his surrogates who repeat constantly the mantra that he "defended this country as a young man." It was Kerry who presented his "band of brothers" – the seven (out of eight) members...
  • B. G. Burkett on CSPAN

    10/24/2004 12:23:53 PM PDT · by Bearshouse · 124 replies · 3,398+ views
    10/25/04 | Bearshouse
    B. G. Burkett, Author of "Stolen Valor" is currently on CSPAN and made the statement that he expects a major revelation about John Kerry's military records in the next few days.
  • Kerry Military Discharge Deception

    10/18/2004 11:21:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,855+ views ^ | 10/18/04 | Geoff Metcalf
    John Kerry is a thoroughly reprehensible person. When Lynn Cheney commented on Kerry, she said, “This is not a good man.” she was articulating a truism that sadly was a grossly inadequate means of describing the loathsome presidential wannabe. I recently got a note from my old Battalion Commander asking if there is any substance to the controversy surrounding Kerry’s military discharge. I responded, “You damnbetcha!” I have previously written about questions surrounding Kerry’s discharge (9/10/04 and the ginned up DD214 (8/23/04 The growing conventional wisdom (in military circles) is that Kerry GOT a discharge but it was...
  • Top GOPers in 'Major Effort' to Uncover Kerry's Naval Discharge

    10/18/2004 6:08:27 AM PDT · by kattracks · 73 replies · 3,987+ views ^ | 10/18/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Top Republicans in Washington are trying to determine whether or not John Kerry received an honorable discharge from the Navy, the reporter who's taken the lead in probing Kerry's naval records said Sunday. "I've already received an indication from high-ranking Republican officials that, basically, there is a major effort going on in Washington to find proof" of the type of discharge Kerry received, New York Sun reporter Thomas Lipscomb told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg. Last week, Lipscomb quoted a spokesman for Sen. John Warner, who was Secretary of the Navy at the time, as saying his boss "has no recollection...

    10/17/2004 2:37:10 PM PDT · by PowerPro · 28 replies · 3,288+ views
    Steve Malzberg Radio Show ^ | October 17, 2004
    Steve Malzberg interviewed Thomas Lipscomb this morning. Listen to it now by visiting my website and scrolling to the bottom of the page.
  • Kerry's Mil. record==LETTERS OF REPRIMAND

    10/15/2004 2:40:06 PM PDT · by wildcatf4f3 · 58 replies · 2,694+ views
    Master Chief ret. Larry Gehlkin | 10/15/04 | greg mcclure
    Forget the discharge, what Kerry is hiding are the letters of reprimand.
  • Search uncovers Bush Guard records

    10/16/2004 12:11:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 1,933+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | MATT KELLEY
    WASHINGTON - Weeks after Texas National Guard officials signed an oath swearing they had turned over all of President Bush's military records, independent examiners found more than two dozen pages of previously unreleased documents about Bush. The two retired Army lawyers went through Texas files under an agreement between the Texas Guard and The Associated Press, which sued to gain access to the files. The 31 pages of documents turned over to AP on Thursday include orders for high-altitude training in 1972, less than three months before Bush abruptly quit flying as a fighter pilot. The discovery is the latest...
  • Mystery Surrounds Kerry's (Dishonorable ?) Navy Discharge

    10/16/2004 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Mark 42 · 22 replies · 2,027+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 13 Oct 2004 | THOMAS LIPSCOMB
    Mystery Surrounds Kerry's Navy Discharge BY THOMAS LIPSCOMB - Special to the Sun October 13, 2004 An official Navy document on Senator Kerry's campaign Web site listed as Mr. Kerry's "Honorable Discharge from the Reserves" opens a door on a well kept secret about his military service. The document is a form cover letter in the name of the Carter administration's secretary of the Navy, W. Graham Claytor. It describes Mr. Kerry's discharge as being subsequent to the review of "a board of officers." This in it self is unusual. There is nothing about an ordinary honorable discharge action in...
  • Independent Review Finds Bush Records Texas National Guard Officials Missed

    10/15/2004 2:43:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 2,989+ views
    Independent Review Finds Bush Records Texas National Guard Officials Missed By Matt Kelley Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Weeks after Texas National Guard officials signed an oath swearing they had turned over all of President Bush's military records, independent examiners found more than two dozen pages of previously unreleased documents about Bush. The two retired Army lawyers went through Texas files under an agreement between the Texas Guard and The Associated Press, which sued to gain access to the files. The 31 pages of documents turned over to AP Thursday night include orders for high-altitude training in 1972, less...
  • Rush and Ted Koppel

    10/15/2004 10:05:49 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 8 replies · 843+ views
    Me | Oct. 15, 2004 | Me
    Toverify John Kerry's account of his war exploits, ABC goes to the Viet Cong!
  • ABC to air documentary on Kerry in Vietnam

    10/15/2004 9:14:54 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 46 replies · 2,544+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/15/04
    New York, NY, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- ABC TV has produced and will air next week a documentary on the Vietnam War fight that has both distinguished and dogged John Kerry's presidential campaign. Kerry has not hesitated to invoke his status as a war hero, gained partly for a 1969 incident when he was commanding a river boat in Vietnam, in seeking to win Democratic Party's nomination and in campaigning against President Bush, ABC News reported Friday. But the 1969 incident for which Kerry won a Silver Star has also been the focus of one of his most virulent enemies,...
  • A question of character - Kerry's first Purple Heart in doubt

    10/14/2004 11:50:13 PM PDT · by kattracks · 122 replies · 2,534+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/15/04 | Martin L. Fackler
    [snip] My experiences as a combat surgeon in Vietnam (Dec. 10, 1967 to Dec. 11, 1968) and also as a forensic consultant for the past two decades, however, lead me to the conclusion that Mr. Kerry's first Purple Heart award is his most serious problem. The recent revelation of the use of falsified documents (by CBS and Dan Rather) might not be the first time such a technique has been used. During Mr. Kerry's four-month tour in Vietnam, which he presents as his principal qualification to be president of the United States, his application for his first Purple Heart...
  • What Happened in Kerry's Vietnam Battles?

    10/14/2004 3:52:00 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 91 replies · 2,408+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 14, 2004 | ANDREW MORSE
    In the controversy over Sen. John Kerry's service in Vietnam, Americans have heard from Kerry, from the crew of the Navy Swift boats he commanded, and from other Swift boat veterans who question the official account of a 1969 incident for which Kerry was awarded a Silver Star. But there is one group they have not heard from: the Vietnamese who were there that day. According to the military citation, Kerry was awarded the medal for his actions during an intense firefight on Feb. 28, 1969, during which he shot and killed a Viet Cong fighter who was armed with...