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  • Purple Hearts

    09/05/2004 8:16:21 AM PDT · by PolishProud · 3 replies · 271+ views
    Sep 5, 2004 | PolishProud
    Just as I was on my way to play golf, an idea popped in to my head. A trip to my desk and the medicine cabinet armed me with a purple magic marker and a Band-Aid. You guessed it. I now sport a purple heart Band-Aid on my left arm. I never hit the ball left. Perhaps a few Freepers would join me. You don't need to play golf.
  • Request help from Military FReepers: Third Wound Policy

    09/01/2004 1:19:56 AM PDT · by christie · 29 replies · 1,061+ views
    I was updating my John F. Kerry Timeline and ran across this item on the Kerry-Edwards official web site (johnkerry.com). John Kerry's Vietnam Service Timeline March 17, 1969 The policy of Coastal Squadron One, the swift boat command, was to send home any individual who is wounded three times in action. After sustaining his third wound from enemy action in Vietnam, Kerry was granted relief under this policy. Question for military freepers: 1. Is this a policy for the Navy or just the Coastal Squadrom One? Or just John Kerry? 2. What about the Army, Air Force, Marines, etc. 3....
  • 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...
  • WHY BUSH MUST WIN

    07/24/2004 1:20:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 941+ views
    Personal email and Jewish World Review ^ | JULY 23, 2004 | ED KOCH & JEFF "MARIO" SMITH
    <p>While I disagree with you on just about every domestic issue a liberal could dream up, I strongly agree with your assertion that "Bush Must Win" if we are to continue to send the bin Ladens of this world crawling into their caves and spider-holes in the ground. Your comparison of the George Bush Doctrine to the Monroe and Truman Doctrines is fitting indeed. Thank you also for discussing the anti-American activities of the unconvicted manslaughter-criminal and Senator-for-life Ted "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy. That was refreshing to read coming from someone in the same political party. It is important that you know now that I am not a Republican, I am an Independent who believes political parties have stolen representative government from the people by voting party line instead of constituent line.</p>
  • Kerry says he wasn't aware Purple Hearts were awarded automatically

    04/30/2004 10:07:38 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 54 replies · 306+ views
    The Bandit | The Bandit
    I don't know what to think about the below comments from Kerry in a USA Today interview. An officer in Viet Nam who isn't aware PH's are awarded automatically is just mind boggling..... From USAToday Interview: Kerry doesn't remember Hibbard or the conversation but does recall "someone raising a question" about the award. If he asked for the award, he says, it was because he didn't realize Purple Hearts were given automatically and not at the discretion of commanders. "They decided to award it," he says. "I'm not going to rehash a judgment made by the Navy 35 years ago."
  • Activism: Send John Kerry a Box of Lucky Charms to Replace the Ribbons/Medals He Threw Away!

    04/29/2004 8:35:05 PM PDT · by Mich0127 · 79 replies · 535+ views
    self | 4-29-04 | Mich0127
    I am sure that many of you out there are aware of the whole Kerry throwing away his ribbons, medals, both, someone elses medals (I think you get what I am saying)controversy. Well, I know that since Kerry is such a great war hero and since he was "forced"(notice the sarcasm) to throw over his medals(last week) or his ribbons (this week), we should do our duty by replacing them. (Keep in mind, we don't know what he will claim he threw when we ask him next week...he might change his mind again!) This is why we all should send...
  • TESTING KERRY'S MEDAL

    04/15/2004 12:23:27 AM PDT · by kattracks · 64 replies · 239+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/15/04 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>April 15, 2004 -- John Kerry was facing questions about his celebrated war record yesterday after his former commanding officer in Vietnam said Kerry didn't deserve his first Purple Heart medal because his injuries were just a scratch. Lt. Cmdr. Grant Hibbard, who was division commander of then-Lt. j.g. Kerry's Navy unit, told The Post he opposed Kerry's petition for the Purple Heart, awarded to service people wounded in combat, for an encounter with Viet Cong smugglers Dec. 2, 1968.</p>
  • NAVY COMMANDERS TO CAST DOUBT ON KERRY'S WAR RECORD

    04/07/2004 12:43:38 PM PDT · by BurkesLaw · 32 replies · 470+ views
    Burkett, whose book, "Stolen Valor," is considered to be the definitive history of falsified Vietnam War claims, told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg that Kerry's former commanders would allege that the top Democrat's Purple Hearts were awarded for "self-reported injuries that were virtually nonexistent." Burkett's book was among the first to expose many of the phony claims made by John Kerry about U.S. war atrocities.....
  • Navy Commanders to cast doubt on Kerry's war record

    04/06/2004 2:41:34 PM PDT · by RipSawyer · 64 replies · 429+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, April 4 | B. G. Burkett
    Sunday, April 4, 2004 11:37 p.m. EDT B.G. Burkett: Navy Commanders to Cast Doubt on Kerry's War Record Several Navy officers who supervised Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry when he commanded a swift boat in Vietnam are preparing to publicly question his war record - including the circumstances under which he was awarded three Purple Hearts - a noted Vietnam War historian revealed on Sunday. Burkett, whose 1999 book, "Stolen Valor," is considered to be the definitive history of of falsified Vietnam War claims, told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg that Kerry's former commanders would allege that the top Democrat's Purple...
  • B.G. Burkett: Navy Commanders to Cast Doubt on Kerry's War Record

    04/06/2004 12:52:47 AM PDT · by ultima ratio · 43 replies · 259+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 4, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    B.G. Burkett: Navy Commanders to Cast Doubt on Kerry's War Record Several Navy officers who supervised Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry when he commanded a swift boat in Vietnam are preparing to publicly question his war record - including the circumstances under which he was awarded three Purple Hearts - a noted Vietnam War historian revealed on Sunday. Burkett, whose 1999 book, "Stolen Valor," is considered to be the definitive history of falsified Vietnam War claims, told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg that Kerry's former commanders would allege that the top Democrat's Purple Hearts were awarded for "self-reported injuries that were...
  • MOUNTING EVIDENCE OF KERRY LIES ABOUT PURPLE HEARTS

    03/12/2004 1:09:46 PM PST · by lawdude · 112 replies · 1,811+ views
    self | 3/12/2004 | Lawguy
    There is mounting evidence that John Kerry may have faked injuries in order to garner Purple Heart citations. I have seen what I believe to be credible comments on this and am now convinced that he MUST open his military records showing just what did happen. I mean, after all, we asked this level of proof of Bush and his military record and I see no reason to not demand the same of John Kerry.
  • Cleland: Kerry Won't Release Vietnam Medical File

    02/29/2004 7:38:32 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 110 replies · 341+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/29/04 | Limbacher
    Former Sen. Max Cleland said Sunday there was no reason for Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry to release his full medical file - including records documenting the injuries that won him three Purple Hearts in Vietnam - calling requests for the Vietnam records "the height of hypocrisy." "That might be the height of hypocrisy, for people who never went to Vietnam [to ask for Kerry's wartime medical file]," Cleland, a leading Kerry backer, told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg. "I mean - I felt a wound. John Kerry felt a wound," he added. Sen. Cleland, who lost three limbs in Vietnam...
  • The Hearts That Bind: Medal Makers Feel Personal Tie to Soldiers' Sacrifice

    02/26/2004 4:36:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 476+ views
    Newhouse News Service ^ | Feb. 25, 2004 | DELIA M. RIOS
    TOMBALL, Texas -- The radio was on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, as it usually is, in a back finishing room of Graco Awards Inc., away from the heat of the furnace and the noise of the presses that forged the 24 karat gold plated hearts waiting that day on Brenda Hutton's worktable. At the crest of each heart had been soldered a shield bearing George Washington's coat of arms. Oak leaves framing the shields had their green enamel coating. Purple backings were secured within the hearts. One last step and the medal that more than any other stands...
  • Kerry question: How common is 3 purple hearts in 3 months?

    01/26/2004 7:21:58 AM PST · by Conservomax · 139 replies · 2,265+ views
    I was reading about Kerry's service on this site: Vietnam Vets Against John Kerry after hearing my father, a WWII vet go on a rampage against Kerry's service record. Being from MA, I was of course, familiar with Kerry's war record and moreimportanatly, post war record, but I did not know the details. On this site it says that Kerry was wounded and awarded the PH three times in a little over 3 months. Is that common? My father was shot, stabbed, and blown out of a landing craft during WWII, and never received any citation, I know that it...
  • Country over Party………..Country over Self

    05/28/2003 12:03:14 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 340 replies · 525+ views
    5/28/03 | ohioWfan
    The following is from an email which was sent to an email list today: (posted by kitkat, 5/27/03) “A Story Missed by CNN” Date: 13 May 2003 14:33:41 -0500 At a recent Soldiers Breakfast held at Redstone Arsenal, AL, Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Jack Tilley shared the following story. He -(SMA Jack Tilley)- described a recent visit to our wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington that I (Chaplain Henderson) will never forget. "The Special Forces soldier had lost his right hand and had suffered severe wounds of his face and side of his body. As...
  • Fast, furious wars mean fewer medals

    05/25/2003 10:09:05 AM PDT · by Radix · 18 replies · 350+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 5/25/2003 | Bryan Bender
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Two US Air Force pilots were circling Baghdad in a B-1 bomber on April 7 when intelligence officers on the ground spotted Saddam Hussein in the Mansur neighborhood. It took 12 minutes for the pilots to punch the coordinates into their computer and unleash two satellite-guided bombs that destroyed a restaurant where Hussein was believed to be meeting with his top advisers.</p>
  • Inside the Beltway: Political tidbits and other shenanigans from around the nation's capital

    05/02/2003 12:22:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 217+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 2, 2003 | John McCaslin
    <p>It was only fitting that Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, stood alongside Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist this week on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the U.S. Capitol Police.</p> <p>"I believe I am the only former Capitol policeman serving in the Senate. I am quite sure that is true," said Mr. Reid, who noted that the duties of a Capitol policeman are different today than when he served on the force, given the constant threat of terrorism.</p>
  • Suicide bomb attack came as unpleasant surprise FdL Marine hopes to regain use of leg, hand

    04/29/2003 5:53:07 PM PDT · by miltonim · 1 replies · 183+ views
    The Reporter ^ | Apr. 29, 2003 | By Laurie Ritger
    Suicide bomb attack came as unpleasant surprise FdL Marine hopes to regain use of leg, hand A Fond du Lac native injured by shrapnel in a suicide bombing near Baghdad will spend several weeks recuperating locally with his family. Cpl. Brian Wilcox, 23, who is with the First Marine Division based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., is hoping he’ll regain the use of his right leg and hand, which were among areas sprayed with bits of shrapnel when the suicide bomber’s device exploded. Wilcox is exercising his limbs while regaining his strength with rest and steady meals. “The (Iraqi) civilians were...
  • "President Bush: We Owe This Man!"

    04/14/2003 12:55:25 PM PDT · by TCSparkman · 26 replies · 406+ views
    www.Chronwatch.com ^ | April 14, 2003 | Fernando Oaxaca
    "President Bush: We Owe This Man!" Posted by Fernando Oaxaca Monday, April 14, 2003 It is Day 23 of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which began on Thursday evening, March 20, 2003. Less than three weeks have sped by since the ''Decapitation Strike'' of bunker-buster bombs dropped from an American B-1 flying over Baghdad, guided to a building where Saddam Hussein, his sons, and other Iraqi leaders were supposedly meeting. The resulting Iraqi casualties of that night attack are not known yet, but the violent overthrow of Saddam¹s Iraqi Regime soon followed. Today that regime change is viewed as a good thing...
  • W salutes the brave

    04/12/2003 5:37:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 203+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/12/03 | KENNETH R. BAZINET
    American Hero: President Bush shakes hands yesterday with wounded Army Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Douglas of Fayetteville, N.C., after presenting him with Purple Heart at Washington’s Walter Reed Army Medical Center. WASHINGTON - President Bush paid his first visit yesterday to G.I.s injured in the war with Iraq, awarding Purple Hearts to the wounded warriors and watching as two of them became U.S. citizens. "Because of troops like them, because of coalition troops, we've had an historic week," the President said after he and First Lady Laura Bush visited Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval...
  • BUSH: NEVER FORGET

    04/12/2003 4:25:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 155+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/12/03 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>April 12, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - President Bush yesterday said he'll never forget how Saddam Hussein's statue came tumbling down in Baghdad as he fought back tears after visiting wounded troops who helped make history and free Iraq.</p> <p>"I don't think I'll ever forget - I'm sure a lot of other people will never forget - the statue of Saddam Hussein falling in Baghdad," Bush said, blinking hard to control his emotions after he and wife Laura saw the troops.</p>
  • President, first lady to visit wounded service members

    04/11/2003 9:41:34 AM PDT · by CFW · 2 replies · 104+ views
    CNN | Friday, April 11, 2003 Posted: 10:49 AM EDT (1449 GMT) | From John King
    Official describes visits as 'vital part' of Bush's job CNN Washington Bureau WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Friday will present Purple Hearts to several soldiers, sailors and Marines wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom and also be on hand for ceremonies granting U.S. citizenship to two members of the armed services wounded in combat in Iraq. The president and first lady Laura Bush are visiting Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and the National Naval Medical Center in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, before heading to the Camp David presidential retreat for the weekend. His Saturday radio address, to be recorded...
  • President Bush to Visit Wounded Soldiers

    04/10/2003 8:03:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 193+ views
    Associated Press | Thursday, April 10, 2003
    President Bush to Visit Wounded Soldiers .c The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush will visit wounded soldiers at two military hospitals on Friday. Bush visits Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, two weeks after it received the first wave of American service members wounded in Iraq. Also Friday afternoon, Bush visits the National Naval Medical Center in suburban Bethesda, Md. That hospital is treating wounded Marines and sailors. After the private hospital visits, Bush flies to Camp David for the weekend.
  • Sen. John Kerry's Purple Heart-burn

    03/26/2002 4:53:27 AM PST · by edmundburk · 28 replies · 9,181+ views
    "Politics in a Time of War" in the latest USNews shows liberal Sen. John Kerry on a war footing with President Bush, as a possible prelude to a presidential run by eternal hopeful Kerry in 2004. Kerry is a Vietnam War hero, as he reminds us every chance he gets. According to US News: “Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts sat at his Senate office desk next to the bullet-punctured American flag that used to fly from the gunboat he commanded in Vietnam and implied that anybody who tried to question his patriotism was going to run into a buzz...