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  • Vets refuse to forgive Kerry for antiwar acts

    09/07/2004 1:24:21 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 313 replies · 13,895+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2004 | By Charles Hurt
    Excerpt: "If I got three Purple Hearts for three scratches, I'd be embarrassed," said Ted Sampley, who fought in Vietnam and publishes U.S. Veteran Dispatch. He remembers soldiers turning away awards for minor injuries. Mr. Kerry has said none of his Purple Heart injuries, only one of which removed him from the field for two days, was critical. After his third Purple Heart, Mr. Kerry requested and was granted permission to return to the United States to work behind a desk in New York. Even while still a Navy man, he began traveling to antiwar rallies with leading war protesters...