“WAR HERO” JOHN KERRY
The disgraceful actions of self-proclaimed “war hero” John F. Kerry have so incensed legitimate Vietnam veterans, that most of them – both Democrat and Republican – plan to vote against the left-wing Massachusetts Democrat on Nov. 2nd.
“I would crawl over broken glass to pay him back for what he did to us,” said Vietnam vet Felim Doherty, a registered Democrat in Bloomfield, N.J.
The former Air Force NCO said Kerry’s testimony before Congress back in 1971 was “full of lies and slander” against the vast majority of Americans who served in Vietnam with honor and integrity.
“For him to try and make out we were killing babies, raping women, cutting off ears and – in his words – rampaging every day through the Vietnamese countryside like the hordes of Genghis Khan – was and is a smear and slander of my brother Vietnam veterans.
“This self-proclaimed war hero doesn’t talk much about his days running around with Jane Fonda, giving aid and comfort to our enemies. I wonder why?”
Retired Capt. Danny Howell of Florida, a Republican and Marine staff sergeant during his hitch in Vietnam, praises the Swiftboat Vets for their exposure of Kerry’s dubious “combat” record.
“Only 120 days in-country and he puts himself in for a Purple Heart for scratches we wouldn’t bother to report to the corpsman. This guy was punching his ticket and used a loophole [three Purple Heart wounds and you got to leave Vietnam before your required 12 month tour of duty was up] in the regulations to get out early. What a disgrace!
“I saw Marines with serious wounds - arms shattered, their guts hanging out, an eye gone, sucking chest wounds – that is what the Purple Heart is meant for, not for a grain of rice hitting you in your butt!”
KERRY CAUGHT IN ONE OF HIS OWN LIES
A lot of controversy surrounds Kerry’s first Purple Heart “wound.”
In Kerry’s authorized biography, “Tour of Duty,” written by adoring flack and campaign shill Douglas Brinkley, the author writes the following:
“They [Kerry and his crew in their Navy swift boat] pulled away from the pier at Cat Lo with spirits high, feeling satisfied with the way things were going for them. They had no lust for battle, but they also were not afraid. Kerry wrote in his notebook, ‘A cocky feeling of invincibility accompanied us up the Long Tau shipping channel because we hadn’t been shot at yet, and Americans at war who haven’t been shot at are allowed to be cocky.’”
Please note the date this journal entry was made - when “Kerry had just turned 25, on Dec. 11, 1968,” Brinkley wrote. That was nine days after Kerry falsely claimed to have been “wounded” during a firefight with the enemy.
According to military regulations, the only time a Purple Heart can be awarded is when the recipient has been engaged in combat with a hostile force. Inadvertent “wounds” that are self-inflicted, don’t count.
The Swift Boat Vets revealed Kerry didn’t deserve the first of three Purple Heart medals he got because his “injury” was from a tiny fragment of shrapnel that resulted from him firing an M-79 grenade launcher against the nearby shore from the deck of his boat.
KERRY’S C.O. DISPUTES VALIDITY OF FIRST “WOUND”
Grant Hibbard of Gulf Breeze, Fla., a retired Navy officer, told MilitaryCorruption.com he was the commanding officer to whom Kerry reported his “battle wound” on Dec. 3, 1968.
“I had confirmed that there was no hostile fire that night and that Kerry had simply wounded himself with an M-79 grenade round he fired too close. He wanted a Purple Heart, and I refused.”
The former Navy commander said Louis Letson, the base physician, saw Kerry and used tweezers to remove a tiny piece of shrapnel – about 1 centimeter in length and 2 millimeters in diameter – from the lieutenant j.g.’s (junior grade) forearm.
“Letson confirmed that the scratch had been self-inflicted when Kerry clumsily used the M-79.”
It’s been more than 35 years since the incident, but Hibbard still recalls Kerry’s actions with disgust.
“It is unacceptable to nominate yourself for a combat award. It compromises the basic military principle that we survive together.. To promote yourself is to denigrate your team . . . Kerry orchestrated his way out of Vietnam [in four months – a third of the required tour of duty] and then testified, under oath, before Congress that we, his comrades, had committed horrible war crimes..
“This testimony was a lie and slandered honorable men. We, who were actually there, believe he is unfit to command our sons and daughters.”
WHAT MANNER OF MAN IS THIS?
When Kerry was caught in a much-repeated lie about how it was “seared” in his memory that he spent Christmas (1968) on his swift boat upstream in Cambodia – maybe he dreamed that fantasy up after watching Martin Sheen perform derring-do in the movie“Apocalypse Now” – campaign handlers tried to explain it away by saying their guy must have been “mistaken” – it was January 1969 when the self-proclaimed “warrior” was on a secret mission in a place no U.S. Navy craft were authorized to be.
You see, Kerry said many times that the terrible, evil Richard Nixon (BOO!), had ordered him on his “secret missions” into Cambodian waterways. Trouble was, in December 1968. Lyndon Johnson was still the President of the United States. Nixon wasn’t to be inaugurated until January 20, 1969.
There were other problems too. Kerry claimed to have come under fire by the Cambodian Khmer Rouge, the rebel Communists. That was a neat trick, as leader Kieu Samphan didn’t organize the Khmer Rouge until 1970!
Anyone who knows how much noise the swift boats made chugging up the Mekong or Bassac Rivers, would realize any Kerry tall tales of clandestinely inserting CIA agents or forward recon teams into Cambodia was yet another lie.
What manner of man is this, who would have us elect him commander-in-chief of the armed forces, when he fabricates and falsifies his own “heroics?” As well as his military records?
LIES AND MORE LIES FROM “WAR HERO” KERRY
In earlier articles on this web site we have revealed the specious Silver Star (with “V” device) that Kerry allegedly won. First of all, there is no such decoration in any of the five branches of the U.S. Military.
The Silver Star does not have a “V” device (for valor) like the Bronze Star does. Yet that award is listed on the DD214 that Kerry was supposed to review and sign for accuracy. That it was displayed on his campaign web site indicates he should have, if he didn’t already, know such a listing was false and inaccurate.
Yet, the curious Kerry documents contain even more signs of falsification and fraud.
Kerry credits himself with earning four battle stars attached to his Vietnam Service Medal. Every Nam vet knows those battle stars denote various “campaigns” the recipient had to have participated in to be able to legally wear them.
Since Kerry was in Vietnam only 120 days, it would be impossible for him to have accumulated so many of the stars due to lack of time, but, what the heck! Maybe the Massachusetts senator thought “four battle stars” sounds and looks better than two.
“Yeah, that’s the ticket,” Kerry perhaps said to himself. “I’ll award myself more ‘fruit salad’ than I’m authorized, in order to fool the voters into thinking I’m a cross between Audie Murphy and General George Patton. That’ll impress ‘em. They won’t know the difference.”
Well, the many thousands of honorable Vietnam veterans Kerry smeared and slandered in his self-serving and much discredited testimony before Congress “know the difference.” And as a result, we have exposed him for what he is – a fraud.
And speaking of FRAUD, the Kerry campaign has yet to explain how the signature of former Secretary of the Navy John Lehman turns up on Kerry’s award citation for the Silver Star.
That decoration was allegedly won in 1968, many years prior to Lehman taking office in the Reagan Administration!
It is a serious crime for anyone to falsify an official military record or document – such as the forms displayed as “proof” of Kerry’s heroics on his campaign web site.
Why hasn’t the mainstream media, led by Bush-basher Dan Blather of CBS, demanded an explanation? The answer is obvious. They want any Democrat to defeat any Republican – well, maybe not any “Republican,” they still worship at the feet of Sen. John McCain. Back in 1992, some 89% of the news media polled admitted they voted for Bill Clinton. Is there any reason to think that number has lessened in recent years?
WHY NOT RELEASE ALL YOUR RECORDS, SENATOR?
What has Kerry got to hide? Why has he stubbornly refused to release all of his Navy medical records, including those that detail just what kind of “wounds” the “war hero” allegedly suffered? Could it be that he doesn’t want that kind of scrutiny?
While the friendly media can be counted on to “look the other way,” Kerry knows full well FOX NEWS CHANNEL and Internet bloggers will not give him a “free pass.”
We, the Vietnam vets at MilitaryCorruption.com, call upon Kerry to sign the SF 180 Form he has so far refused to do. Let’s see what he’s been trying to conceal all these years.
If the self-righteous senator can demand every piece of paper in Bush’s National Guard file be made public, then the Massachusetts Democrat should be held to the same standard himself.
DO WE WANT A LIAR FOR PRESIDENT?
Political partisans say we already have one in Bush. Maybe so. But do we want to switch leaders in the middle of a war with our national security at stake when the man who covets the throne has already proven to be deceitful about his much-advertised military war record?
We have had many disputes with the present Administration. We’ve called upon Bush to fire the egomaniacal Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. We have blasted Vice President Dick “Halliburton” Cheney. We have been disgusted by the Bush Administration’s hardball tactics in trying to keep in place the unfair and unjust Concurrent Receipt Law, under which disabled veterans have to forfeit (dollar-for-dollar) money from our retirement pensions if we also draw VA disability pay for injuries or illnesses incurred as a result of military service.
This web site does NOT endorse either candidate for President. We urge all our brother Vietnam veterans and fellow Americans to use your conscience and ask God for guidance when you cast your vote November 2. But we appeal to you, DON’T cast a vote for the phony, fake and fraud John Kerry. He is unworthy of your support.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: To the “crazies” and foaming-at-the-mouth Bush-haters that have sent us venomous communications in the past. Don’t bother. We have no time to waste on you, the Kerry Kool-Aide Brigade. Your minds aren’t made up, they are slammed shut! You are in deep denial. There is no reasoning with you. So just drink the punch and cry into your beer when “war hero” Kerry gets a well-deserved beating on election day.)