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If you are referring to Admiral Boorda , he was so upset that he had brought discredit on himself and the Navy, he took his own life."I seem to recall a general a couple of years back who was forced to resign/retire because he wore ribbons he wasn't entitled to."
Is the SWIFT Boat Veterans' ad truthful?"For more than thirty years, most Vietnam veterans kept silent as we were maligned as misfits, addicts, and baby killers. Now that a key creator of that poisonous image is seeking the Presidency we have resolved to end our silence."
That's a lot of mileage for $100K, though“The following statement from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth concerns an article appearing in morning edition of the BOSTON GLOBE, written by GLOBE reporter and author of the official Kerry-Edwards campaign book, Mike Kranish.
"Captain George Elliott describes an article appearing in today’s edition of the BOSTON GLOBE by Mike Kranish as extremely inaccurate and highly misstating his actual views. He reaffirms his statement in the current advertisement paid for by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, Captain Elliott reaffirms his affidavit in support of that advertisement, and he reaffirms his request that the ad be played.
“Additional documentation will follow.
"The article by Mr. Kranish is particularly surprising given page 102 of Mr. Kranish’s own book quoting John Kerry as acknowledging that he killed a single, wounded, fleeing Viet Cong soldier whom he was afraid would turn around.
"Swift Boat Veterans for Truth has more than 250 supporters who are revealing first hand, eyewitness accounts of numerous incidents concerning John Kerry’s military service record. The organization will continue to discuss much of what John Kerry has reported as fact concerning his four-month tour of duty in Vietnam."
And? have I missed a question?"Haggis,
I'm still here:
Actually, that was quite common in WWII. There are many stories of former Pres. Reagan and Johnson doing something similar as well as the notorious "tail gunner" McCarthy."On the other hand. I'm trying to picture myself in Vietnam thinking about anything other than saving my a$$ (literally). So it's hard for me to imagine Kerry, or anyone thinking "hmmm, I think I'm going to go home and run for political office so I better see if I can get some sort of medal out of this to use to win votes" while at the same time, sustaining real physical injuries that anyone would get a purple heart for."
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