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There was a story in my local paper about John Kerry visiting Viet Nam. The reporter said Kerry mentioned that he had done two tours there during the war. I was under the impression that he didn't finsh one full 12 month tour. I still don't understand how you get three purple hearts and don't spend a day in the hospital.
 

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bearcat,

EASY. = You simply put yourself in for decorations and then lie like a dog about your service. LYING UNDER OATH before Congress will also enhance your reputation.
(You might also want to check out "the character of service" of former VPOTUS Al Gore, Jr.)

Is there any lie that is too slimy & dishonorable for the members of the current regime to tell?

Btw, did you know that "Hanoi John" Kerry and "Traitor Jane" Fonda have a room in the Vietnamese War Museum, to "honor their good & valuable service to The People's Revolution"? = FACT.

yours, sw
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There was a story in my local paper about John Kerry visiting Viet Nam. The reporter said Kerry mentioned that he had done two tours there during the war. I was under the impression that he didn't finsh one full 12 month tour. I still don't understand how you get three purple hearts and don't spend a day in the hospital.
I thought he'd been over there @ 90 days before getting ... "injured" and coming back .... leading to a whole new meaning to "90 day wonder" ... ... :twisted::rolleyes:

Maybe I was wrong?:dunno:
 

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ISTR, Purple Heart #3 was for a grain-of-rice sized piece of shrapnel in his butt... SELF-INFLICTED by careless use of a hand grenade.

Too bad Hanoi won't keep him... just like they won't keep his scumbag pal Manchurian Candidate McCain.
 

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I believe he did one full tour on a ship safely out at sea in the general neighborhood of Vietnam.

He'd been activated for two years after he graduated NROTC. He put in for duty in Paris but didn't get it. At the time he volunteered for the Swift Boats, that was cake duty, cruising up and down the SVN coast looking for nighttime VC smuggling by sea, of which there turned out to be exactly ZERO. Before he reported for Swift Boat duty, the Navy had changed their mission to brown-water Riverine patrol, which must have come as a bit of a shock to him when he found out.

I'll give "Pin Prick" Kerry this--he took the lemon and made the best lemonade he could out of it.

BTW, my dates and facts on the Swift Boat force come from a couple books about the VN-era "Brown Water Navy" that were published before Pin Prick became a POTUS candidate or even a major US senator. He might be mentioned in passing in one of them (and might not, I don't remember) and I'm sure he isn't mentioned at all in the other one.
 
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