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Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
"Proof" of courage under fire comes in the form of the purple heart, right? Well, the procedure for giving them out has always differed. In WWII, I think that senior officers had to endorse the medal. I understand that in Korea, it was usually a doctor who signed someone up for a PH. I think that by 'nam, a soldier could request one on his own behalf, and submit the proper paper work.
Originally posted by FredT
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
The news just keeps getting worse, a little digging has brought the previously obscure Rear Admiral William L. Schachte, Jr. into focus. I wonder how the Democratic Attack Dogs will tangle with a storied career such as his.
His record speaks for itself:
Admiral Schachte's personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with Gold Star (in lieu of second award), the Bronze Star with "V", the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star (in lieu of second award) and the Combat Action Ribbon
Originally posted by cstyle226
What are you people saying then?
Kerry, 35 years ago, went to Vietnam when he didn't have to, to get wounded and risk his live, in hopes of running for President in 2004 on National Security.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraftIf you could give better info, I'd appreciate it. Like I said in my posts "I think," and " I understand."
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
He knew from the beginning what his aspirations were. His whole life has been one continuous series of posturing for the highest office in the land.
As I said, before, it was masterful, except for all of us on whose backs he built his reputation.
[edit on 04/8/27 by GradyPhilpott]
It is clear that at least one of Kerry's Purple Heart awards was the result of his own negligence, not enemy fire, and that Kerry went to unusual lengths to obtain the award after being turned down by his own commanding officer.
Originally posted by GTWill
I wonder how much money Bush is paying this bi-partisan admiral?
Originally posted by Jack Martin
Before I step into that booth early this coming November, I want to know who these two men are now