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  • G. I. John in "Swiftboats Are A Coming!"

    09/25/2004 2:05:36 PM PDT · by vanderleun · 29 replies · 1,158+ views
    American Digest ^ | September 25,2004 | Gerard Van der Leun
    "I just know there's a Presidency somewhere up this river." IT'S HARD-CHARGING LT. JOHN KERRY IN A ROLE THAT YOU'VE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO IMAGINE. But now it's a real as a video game. Yes, Kuma\War proves that there is no depth too low for some businessman to stoop to with its offering of Swift Boat PCF-94. Billed as a *bonus* mission, the copy promises: John Kerry and the men of Swift Boat PCF-9 Silver Star Mekong Delta, Vietnam,1969 Signup today - Free Trial - to receive 20 Kuma\War missions including JOHN KERRY and the men of SWIFT BOAT PCF-94, an...
  • Proof the 2nd Purple Heart was a hoax

    09/19/2004 2:29:15 PM PDT · by Boundless · 28 replies · 2,369+ views
    Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (forum) ^ | 2004-09-19 | SBVFT / NavyChief
    These tiny injuries are not consistent with B-40 rocket shrapnel. THEY ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE EFFECTS FROM M-79 GRENADE LAUNCHERS. ... He probably then grabbed the M-79 grenade launcher -- shooting a round into a reportedly monsoon rain. The round would have detonated prematurely due to the wall of rain that was coming down and thus blown back to wound Thorson and Kerry, as well as Fred Short it appears.
  • Kerry's Bronze Star: Did he perform "adequately?"

    08/26/2004 11:45:30 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 11 replies · 622+ views
    vanity | Little Ray
    I am going to bend over backwards to be fair to Kerry. Five PCFs, 3, 23, 43, 51 and 94 (Kerry), were proceeding down river and came to a fishing weir, a bunch of nets strung across the middle of the river. PCFs 3 and 94 were sent ahead and passed to the left and right of the nets, near the bank. As it passed the weir, PCF-3 was damaged by a mine. Given the situation (restricted waters) and the possiblilty of ambush and / or another mine (I would have had one!), wouldn't hitting the the throttles be the...
  • Vanity: Coast Guard WPB's and Navy PCF's in Division 11, An Thoi, Viet Nam

    08/23/2004 7:57:11 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 31 replies · 4,915+ views
    The Coast Guard at War, Vietnam, 1965-1975 | August 23, 2004 | Alex Larzelere (excerpted)
    The excerpt presented below provides a glimpse of the organization, boats, and mission of Coast Guard Patrol Boats and Navy Swift Boats in Viet Nam in 1968. It is presented to help FReepers better understand the context of the relationship between the two branches of the service, the boats used in routine patrol and offensive operations, and the change in mission from coastal interdiction to offensive operations that occurred in the latter half of 1968.
  • Bill Rood Speaks Out on Sen. Kerry's Behalf, Add's Nothing to the Debate

    08/21/2004 5:54:39 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 15 replies · 1,136+ views
    Talking Issues Forum ^ | August 21, 2004 | The Bandit
    Former swift boat officer, William Rood, has broke 35 years of silence about the Feb. 28, 1969 mission that he, as skipper of the PCF-23, had participated alongside Sen. Kerry's swift boat (PCF-94) that had lead to Kerry receiving a Silver Star by killing an enemy soldier while preparing to fire a B-40 rocket at their beached swift boat. The reason Rood, 61, has broken his 35 years of silence is because Kerry had personally contacted him and other crew members in recent days asking that they go public with their accounts of what happened on that day he...
  • The Unpleasant Truth Behind the Awarding of John Kerry's Silver Star

    05/02/2004 11:18:27 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 88 replies · 1,653+ views
    The Bandit
    The Unpleasant Truth Behind the Awarding of John Kerry's Silver Starby The Bandit It is claimed that on February 28, 1969, Lt.(jg) John Kerry, as Officer in Charge of PCF 94 and Officer in Tactical Command of a three-boat mission came under ambush on the narrow Dong Cung River. It is further claimed they Kerry unhesitatingly ordered his boat beached directly in front of the enemy ambushes. The so-called "daring and courageous" tactic surprised the enemy and succeeded in routing a score of enemy soldiers. Furthermore, it is claimed that PCF gunners left their assigned positions to capture "many...