Skip to comments.Kerry senate site still shows incorrect combat medal information. Must have been a typo.
Posted on 09/13/2004 6:02:38 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh
A graduate of Yale University, John Kerry entered the Navy after graduation, becoming a Swift Boat officer, serving on a gunboat in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. He received a Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V, and three awards of the Purple Heart for his service in combat.
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Where's the typo?
I think his Senate employees took a vacation months ago & haven't returned. Sure do hope they haven't been working on his Presidential campaign, while on the government clock.
He apparently earned one for the Bronze Star, the bitch is about the nonexistent one for the Silver Star on his DD214.
If so I stand corrected. Either way he was like a high school student making his own report card.
Combat "V" (or in the Army, "V" for Valor) is awarded on the Bronze Star to distinguish it from a Bronze Star awarded for "Meritorious Service". It's the "V" that shows up on his DD214 for the Silver Star (there's no such animal) that is in question.
Personally, I doubt that Kerry 'doctored' his DD214. It's probably an error made by some yeoman when Kerry was being released from active duty.
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