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Posted: 9/14/2004 11:24:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 11:53:26 AM EDT by Knight_Shadow]
i recived this in a email today and thought i would share it.

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In his campaign book Massachusetts Senator John Kerry notes there was fine line between actions that merited a court martial -- or a medal. He reported that medals were given for questionable activities in order to boost morale.

This narrow distinction figures into the controversy that has raged for a several weeks regarding the Silver Star Kerry was awarded for killing a Vietnamese man.

For more than 30 years, Kerry has portrayed a heroic version of a life and death struggle -- of staring down a suspected guerilla who was about to fire upon Kerry's swift boat. It was kill. Or be killed. At least, that's the version Kerry tells.

Eyewitnesses offer a far different account. They allege Kerry shot a wounded teenager retreating from battle.

Kerry has made public, hundreds of pages of official Navy documents to bolster his many claims. Conspicuous by its absence is the official after action report of what actually happened that day. The after action report written by John Kerry, himself.

In an exclusive, The Point has obtained this document from U.S. Navy archives (you can see it here). The pertinent section reads:

"PCF 94 beached in center of ambush in front of small path when Viet Cong sprung up from bunker 10 feet from unit. Man ran with weapon towards hootch. Forward M-60 machine gunner wounded man in leg. Officer-in-charge, LTjg Kerry, jumped ashore and gave pursuit while other units saturated area with fire and beached placing assault parties ashore. Kerry chased VC inland behind hootch and shot him while he fled -- capturing one B-40 rocket launcher with round in chamber."

So there you have it. The official record -- written by John Kerry -- supports what the critics have alleged rather than the John Wayne Kerry version the Massachusetts liberal has been telling.

Death is a reality of war. Events occur that are not for the faint of heart. Yet, John Kerry's account of killing what turned out to really be a wounded man while he fled continues Kerry's pattern of lies, exaggerations and embellishments.

Killing a wounded man while he retreated from battle is not an action that most servicemen would brag about. But then again, most servicemen would not return home and attack the very country they were supposed to fight for.

And that’s the Point.

I’m Mark Hyman.

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:38:38 AM EDT
if this is a dupe let me know
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 6:09:36 PM EDT
Dupe or not.......

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 6:12:40 PM EDT
I don't like Keery at all. That being said, it was a righteous shoot. Period.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 6:15:21 PM EDT
I dont like him either but I would have killed the dude, wounded or not.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 6:29:27 PM EDT
Kerry changed other reports from fact to fiction too, there was the time a family of 4 became a VC patrol. In his (kerry) book he talks about the family, but his official report was about the VC patrol. This was reported on the Patriot Radio Station, am 1280 Mpls Mn. last month.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 6:40:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 6:46:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 6:54:15 PM EDT
Like the loudmouth that braggs about screwing the drunk chick or the borderline retard getting beatup by a bragging bully, it's all his pathetic ass has at the end of the day. Just his one weak act and the knowledge that if played right it could lead to politics and money.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 6:59:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 7:03:51 PM EDT
Now that I will agree on... Killin bad guys is OK in my books no matter their state, but the lies and putting yourself in for the medal and shit is wrong...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 7:04:29 PM EDT
he was a bad guy, no biggie. but kerry lied about how it went down to make himself look like a hero.
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