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  • Now In Stores

    08/27/2004 9:56:38 PM PDT · by Brainhose · 22 replies · 923+ views
    Lake Victoria | Today | Brainhose
    Now With Purple Hearts And Bronze Stars!"They're Always After My Purple Hearts!!!"
  • 'Trying to acquire Purple Hearts'

    08/26/2004 9:52:18 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 11 replies · 851+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2004 | Martin L. Fackler, MD
    John Kerry has presented his Vietnam record as his major qualification to be president of the United States.Before we get to his record in Vietnam, however, we should examine the widespread misconception about how he got to Vietnam. The oft-repeated claim that Mr. Kerry volunteered to go to Vietnam misleads: He apparently volunteered only after the draft deferment he had applied for was turned down — thus allowing him to choose service in the Navy to avoid being drafted into the Army. I served as a combat surgeon in DaNang, (U.S. Naval Support Hospital) from Dec. 10, 1967, through Dec....
  • PURPLE HEARTS,KERRY'S EXIT STRATEGY

    08/26/2004 8:02:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 1,119+ views
    COL. ROBERT PAPPAS' OWN WEBSITE ^ | AUGUST 25, 2004 | COLONEL ROBERT PAPPAS
    Purple Hearts, Kerry’s Exit Strategy by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret. Official Navy records establish that Kerry served well in Vietnam, albeit a host of witnesses have come forward to challenge the legitimacy of both the record and Kerry’s self-exalted hero status. The fact remains that he has awards, except now there is an admission by Kerry’s campaign (not Kerry), that his first purple heart may have been due to an unintentional self-inflicted wound. In copyright article by Art Moore dated August 17th, 2004, Kerry's war journal contradicts medal claim? The author states, “A previously unnoticed passage in John Kerry's...
  • 'Trying to acquire Purple Hearts'

    08/26/2004 6:19:20 PM PDT · by Gucho · 12 replies · 1,007+ views
    'Trying to acquire Purple Hearts' By Martin L. Fackler John Kerry has presented his Vietnam record as his major qualification to be president of the United States. It is, therefore, the duty of the American public to scrutinize that record carefully. And it is the duty of candidate John Kerry to facilitate that scrutiny. If all the senator's claims about his four months in Vietnam are factual, it would be to his great advantage to facilitate such scrutiny. Before we get to his record in Vietnam, however, we should examine the widespread misconception about how he got to Vietnam. The...
  • 'Trying to acquire Purple Hearts'

    08/26/2004 5:17:05 AM PDT · by renotse · 30 replies · 1,474+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2004 | Martin L. Fackler
    I served as a combat surgeon in DaNang, (U.S. Naval Support Hospital) from Dec. 10, 1967, through Dec. 11, 1968. While there, I evaluated and treated hundreds of severely wounded combatants. During my year in DaNang, a few combatants urged me to verify small abrasions as "wounds" so they could get a Purple Heart. Each freely admitted trying to acquire Purple Hearts as rapidly as possible to take advantage of the policy allowing those with three Purple Hearts to apply to leave Vietnam early. I refused them. But some went shopping for another opinion. Unfortunately, we had some antiwar physicians...
  • 'Trying to acquire Purple Hearts'

    08/25/2004 11:36:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 781+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2004 | Martin L. Fackler
    The Washington Times www.washingtontimes.com 'Trying to acquire Purple Hearts'By Martin L. FacklerPublished August 26, 2004 John Kerry has presented his Vietnam record as his major qualification to be president of the United States. It is, therefore, the duty of the American public to scrutinize that record carefully. And it is the duty of candidate John Kerry to facilitate that scrutiny. If all the senator's claims about his four months in Vietnam are factual, it would be to his great advantage to facilitate such scrutiny.     Before we get to his record in Vietnam, however, we should examine the widespread misconception...
  • Kerry never bled, says 'friend' Dole (Vanessa Kerry Speaks)

    08/23/2004 1:32:15 AM PDT · by kattracks · 58 replies · 2,974+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/23/04 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - Former Sen. Bob Dole joined Vietnam Swift boat vets who question John Kerry's combat heroics, claiming yesterday the Democratic presidential candidate's three Purple Hearts got him out of the war - but without a scratch. Dole, a Kansas Republican who was horribly wounded in Italy during World War II and who lost his own presidential bid in 1996, said his "good friend" and "hero" Kerry embellished his war experiences. "I respect his record, but three Purple Hearts and [Kerry] never bled that I know of," Dole told CNN's "Late Edition." "I mean, they're all superficial wounds." Dole also...
  • Dole rips Kerry over war medals

    08/23/2004 12:30:41 AM PDT · by ambrose · 12 replies · 1,046+ views
    Dole rips Kerry over war medals By Audrey Hudson THE WASHINGTON TIMES World War II hero Bob Dole yesterday questioned whether presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry deserved the Purple Hearts he was awarded during the Vietnam War and said the issue could lead to the Democrat's defeat. Mr. Dole's comments came in response to the book "Unfit for Command" by John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi and to television ads criticizing Mr. Kerry's behavior during and after the war by members of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
  • Bob Dole is rocking Kerry on Wolf Blitzer Now

    08/22/2004 10:08:01 AM PDT · by jwalsh07 · 268 replies · 16,638+ views
    CNN Wolf Blitzer | 8/22/04 | jwalsh07
    Dole wants to know how Kerry got three purple hearts without "bleeding". Dole is rocking.
  • Dole Blasts Kerry on Purple Hearts, Urges Apology for War Protests

    08/22/2004 10:54:07 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 180 replies · 5,723+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 8/22/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Severely wounded World War II combat hero Sen. Bob Dole questioned whether John Kerry deserved his three Purple Hearts on Sunday, and suggested that the top Democrat should apologize to his fellow Vietnam veterans for engaging in anti-war protests while they were still fighting the war. "I respect his record - but three Purple Hearts, he never bled that I know of," Dole told CNN's "Late Edition." "They were all superficial wounds." "As far as I know he never spent one day in the hospital, I don't think he draws any disability pay. He doesn't have any disability. And he's...
  • John Kerry for President?Ridiculous.Unthinkable.Unbelievable.Outrageous.

    08/21/2004 8:50:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    Private Email | 8/21/2004 | Colonel George "Bud" Day
    Kerry cut a dashing figure as a war hero, lots of medals, and returned home because of multiple war wounds..even a silver star. His Senate testimony confirmed what every hippie had been chanting on the streets.."Hey hey LBJ..How many kids did you kill today"????? He obviously was running for political office in 1971. Until Lt. John O' Neil, himself a Swifboat commander, spoke out before the 1972 elections against Kerry's outright deceptions, there was no one from the Swiftboat scene that could contradict Kerry's self serving lies. I was a POW of the Vietnamese in Hanoi in 1971, and I...
  • Soldier with Kerry in '68 says he earned first medal

    08/21/2004 6:27:02 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 89 replies · 2,048+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | August 16, 2004 | Bill Sloat
    Trotwood, Ohio - An Ohio factory worker who was with John Kerry on a dangerous night mission 36 years ago in Vietnam said he has no doubt Kerry was grazed in a firefight and deserves his first Purple Heart for a combat injury. "We were on about a 14-foot boat with an outboard motor. We started out, taking a guess, around 10 p.m. We were sup posed to sneak up and check sampans," said Pat Runyon, a 58-year-old grandfather from Eaton, a small southwestern Ohio town near the Indiana border. Runyon, an enlisted man who served on Swift boats in...
  • SNOPES take on allegations of Kerry's medals being obtained under "fishy" circumstances - FALSE

    08/20/2004 12:25:53 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 38 replies · 2,936+ views
    SNOPES ^ | February 2004 | Snopes
    Claim: John Kerry's Vietnam War service medals (a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts) were earned under "fishy" circumstances. Status: False. Example: [Collected on the Internet 2004]
  • Kerry's fellow 'Swiftees' dispute his Purple Hearts

    08/18/2004 6:56:52 AM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 1,507+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/18/2004 | O'Neill & Corsi
    First of three excerpts In the history of Swift Boats in Vietnam, all military personnel served a tour of duty of at least one year unless seriously wounded. Among the few exceptions was John Kerry, who requested to leave Vietnam in 1969 after four months, citing a regulation that permitted release of personnel with three Purple Hearts. Kerry, now the four-term senator from Massachusetts and the Democratic presidential nominee, is also the only known "Swiftee" who received the Purple Heart for a self-inflicted wound. None of Kerry's three Purple Hearts was for serious injuries. They were minor scratches, resulting in...
  • Kerry and the Three Purple Hearts

    08/14/2004 12:48:15 PM PDT · by DiamondDon1 · 35 replies · 1,438+ views
    self | August 14, 2004 | DiamondDon
    Kerry received three purple hearts and therefore, upon his request, was allowed to leave the combat area of Vietnam. I understand that the Navy's policy of letting those leave the combat area after getting three purple hearts was rarely used. Does anyone in this vast knowledge of military history and facts know how many others (besides Kerry): 1. Left the combat zone after receiving three purple hearts? 2. Got three purple hearts in the Navy during Vietnam? I think this could be a most excellent point of discussion...
  • SWIFTVET AUDIO: KERRY IS ASKED TO LEAVE VIETNAM & KERRY'S "PURPLE HEART" (from his own grenade)

    08/09/2004 3:10:51 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 12 replies · 1,966+ views
    HEAR JOHN KERRY'S COMMANDING OFFICER ASK KERRY TO LEAVE VIETNAM, AND, KERRY'S FIRST "PURPLE HEART" INJURY AS DESCRIBED BY THE DOCTOR WHO TREATED HIM.
  • Purple Hearts: Dole 2, Cleland 0, Kerry 3

    08/08/2004 3:20:43 PM PDT · by Jean S · 52 replies · 1,756+ views
    various | 8/8/04
    During World War II, Dole served as a combat infantry officer with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy. He was wounded twice and hospitalized for thirty-nine months. He received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He eventually lost almost all use of his right arm due to his war injuries. Source: http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Bob-Dole Democrats tout the Silver and Bronze Stars won by both Kerry and Cleland in Vietnam. But they prefer not to mention that, despite losing two legs and an arm to a hand grenade, Cleland was never awarded even one Purple Heart. The reason, as columnists Ann Coulter...
  • Calling Graphics Whiz! Need morph of Kerry/Maj.Frank Burns!!!

    08/02/2004 7:43:06 AM PDT · by soccermom · 30 replies · 1,315+ views
    soccermom
    According to Kerry's peers, two of his wounds which earned purple hearts were both superficial and self-inflicted. In one case, he apparently got hit with dry rice! The questions surrounding the details of John Kerry's purple hearts reminded me of a M*A*S*H episode. Major Frank Burns, the sniveling idiot who had no respect from his peers or his subordinates, got an egg shell in his eye. He tried to get a purple heart citing "shell fragment in eye"! Since Kerry also has little respect from his "Band of Brothers" and apparently got medals under exaggerated claims, I am now referring...
  • The Purple Heart club: It's still growing

    08/01/2004 10:54:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies · 464+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Sunday, August 1, 2004 | Valley Press
    Anthony Arrington extended his hand in order to shake mine. A conventional greeting, of course, but when a man's hand is encased in a glove that is part of a "burn wrap" of padded sleeve going all the way up the arm, that handshake is going to be gentle, rather than hearty. Medals and honor ceremonies for a returning National Guard unit were conducted July 25 in the World War II vintage gymnasium at Camp Roberts. A room full of folks - friends, family - rose to their feet to applaud Staff Sgt. Arrington, the combat veteran of Iraq who...
  • Swifty Commander Bob Elder eviscerates John Kerry on Laura Ingraham Show

    07/29/2004 8:55:40 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 74 replies · 3,270+ views
    Laura Ingraham show | 7-29-04 | dfu
    Their voice will not be silenced. They will go across America to spread the truth. Former swifty boat commander Bob Elder did a devastating segment on Laura Ingraham's show this morning. He and his group are determined that American will know the truth of John Kerry's Vietnam record. Elder says that two of the Purple Hearts were the result of Kerry's own hand. He had to put in for them himself. One was turned down twice and Kerry finally got someone in Saigon to come through for him. Kerry left his comrades in arms and then turned on them accusing...