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Kerry Purple Heart Doc Speaks Out

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by jameseb, May 5, 2004.

  1. jameseb

    jameseb Smite me, O Mighty Smiter!

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    LOL, considering what you use for resources, you should hardly talk. Oh my, how funny it is when the tables are turned. ;)

    Put the source asside.... can you counter the doctor's testimony? Do you have a source for this, hmm?
     
  2. Kit_kat40

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    I concede. Excellent post Davesz!:wave: :clap: :clap:
     
  3. 94SupraTT

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  4. jameseb

    jameseb Smite me, O Mighty Smiter!

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    Great post, 94SupraTT :clap:
     
  5. foolsparade

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    meanwhile Bush was rolling around in the countryside in Alabama
     
  6. 94SupraTT

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    This very well may be the case. However, both of them have their faults. Most people will only see the faults in the candidate that they don't like. Much like your post.
     
  7. trunks2k

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    Well there are several pictures of Kerry and Fonda, and IIRC all of them were taken before Fonda went to North Vietnam. And I believe those were presented by the right, trying to show Kerry as anti-american.

    I get the same feeling too. He got 3 purple hearts. You don't apply for them, you don't ask for them, they're just given to you. And from what I hear, they're handed out like they're free.
     
  8. jameseb

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    Agreed. I can dislike a candidate, but I wouldn't resort to using tacky comments.
     
  9. 94SupraTT

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    There are some pictures that are down right fakes that try to show Kerry and Fonda together. However, it is a fact that Kerry was with the "Vietnam Veterans against the War". Thats a whole 'nother can of worms. Kerry received Purple Hearts for normal things that happened to soldiers like bruises and minor scratches. Also his first Purple Heart was basically, bologna. I could not even get Workman's Comp. for his "wounds". My main gripe is that Kerry's camp is trying to herald him as some great hero. He knew if he got 3 hearts he was out. He got them and was gone in 4 months. My father was in 'Nam and suffered more serious injuries (nothing too horrible) and never got a Purple Heart, however he does not desire one. Everything I've seen appears to Kerry trying to use the "3 hearts you're out" to come back home quick. Thats not to say that Bush did not use the system also to avoid the war altogether. I think both have their shortcomings. Kerry has an overstated heroic image trying to be projected on him and Bush has an overstated cowardice image.
     
  10. DaveSZ

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    *edited on behalf of mods*

    ;)
     
  11. kermit

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    Let's list Kerry's medals. Silver Cross, Bronze Star, 3 Purple Hearts. One of those Purple Hearts is in question. BTW, the nature of the wound is not relevant in getting a Purple Heart, it's more the valor in which you received the wound. But I digress. The Silver Cross and Bronze Star are higher awards than a Purple Heart. There is no evidence to even claim that he didn't earn them. Nor is there evidence to support that the other 2 Purple Hearts were not earned. So even if Kerry didn't deserve one of his Purple Hearts we are still left with a man who was awarded the Silver Cross, Bronze Star and 2 Purple Hearts. Stills sounds like a war hero to me.

    Get over it. This attempt at attacking his military service is just plain sad.
     
  12. jameseb

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    First, perhaps you should try getting "over it" yourself. :) Kerry started this kind of attack on George Bush's record so Kerry is fair game too.... I know his fans think that's 'oh so wrong,' but, sadly, that's life.

    Yes, I'm quite curious to know more about his awards.... this is just the first story to break regarding one of his medals... surely you don't mean we should be sweeping the truth under a rug, do you? :scratch:

    I do wonder if he's father, a U.S. Senator, had anything to do with his 'awards'..... things that make you go "hmmmmm..."
     
  13. Gunny

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    Less than four months "in country", A Purple Heart received when all but Kerry state there was no firefight engagement with the enemy when he received his "band-aid wound according to the doctor that treated him, betraying and lying in front of congress concerning the nature and scope of "alleged Vietnam Vet atrocities , throwing away medals an/or ribbons (Kerry isn't quite clear on which it was or whose medals they were). His appearance before congress in 1971, ushered in his political career.

    War hero, you are not, Mr. Kerry.



    "We have 19 of 23 officers who served with [Kerry]. We have every commanding officer he ever had in Vietnam. They all signed a letter that says he is unfit to be commander-in-chief," O'Neill said.


    Remainder of article: http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewSpecialReports.asp?Page=/SpecialReports/archive/200405/SPE20040503a.html
     
  14. Deacon

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    I have severe doubt a person can get that a Silver Star and a Bronze Star after four months "in country". Of course I don't see what valor he brought up either.
     
  15. Heh/ This is still the same John Kerry that used to think that the Viet Nam war should not be an issue. :p I guess things change. ;)
     
  16. jameseb

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    Anyone hungry for some waffles? ;)
     
  17. No, I'm not really feeling lucky. :p
     
  18. kermit

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    There are two eyewitness accounts (not including Kerry's) of that firefight that supposedly never happened. Just because there's no record of it doesn't mean it didn't happen. Remember this is the same military that lost payroll records for 4 months to GWB.
     
  19. Elyse

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    Regardless of our political position, the man went to war for his (our) county. He's got my respect for that.
     
  20. According to that same man, service in that war should not be a political issue. :cool:
     
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