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Kerry skips out on Mass Soldiers funeral for Dummycrat Fundraiser

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posted on Apr, 20 2003 @ 07:55 PM
On another thread, I was discussing how much the Dummycrat party apparently loathes the American Servicemen and women, they have actively attempted to rob them of their votes... This is just further example of where the Dummycrats really place their values....


So why wasn't U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry [D-MA] at last week's funeral of Matthew Boule, 22, the Dracut, Massachusetts native who was the state's first soldier to die in the Iraq war?

Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, was in Arizona on Tuesday -- fundraising and campaigning -- the very hour Boule was being buried, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.

Kerry's office did not respond to a request for comment.

Boule was a crew chief on a Black Hawk helicopter with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division. He died while fighting in Iraq on April 2. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a republican, attended his funeral.

Kerry missed the service honoring Boule to speak to the Arizona Democratic Caucus, where he proposed a "Veterans Prescription Drug Reform Act."

Life is for the living, as Kerry outlined a plan that could reduce the backlog of veterans waiting to see doctors.

posted on Apr, 20 2003 @ 07:57 PM
Soldier Honored For Ultimate Sacrifice
Boule Killed In Firefight In Iraq

POSTED: 12:19 p.m. EDT April 15, 2003
UPDATED: 5:10 p.m. EDT April 15, 2003

DRACUT, Mass. -- Mathew Boule is being remembered Tuesday as a local kid who made good -- a hero who fought bravely and gave his life for his country.

NewsCenter 5's Lynn Jolicoeur reported that mourners gathered at St. Francis Church in Dracut to honor the 22-year-old soldier. Boule's family moved the funeral to St. Francis because the church is bigger than the family's church.

After a long procession through town, about 450 people packed the sanctuary to pay their respects.

"He was just a really good kid. He was always smiling," family friend Margie Blier said. "He is definitely going to be missed."

Residents, veterans and strangers came to the church to pay tribute to the Army specialist who returned home in a flag-draped casket after his Black Hawk helicopter went down in a firefight on April 2. He was the state's first war casualty.

"He is a brother soldier. I can't explain it. He's one of us," Korean War Veteran Maurice Riendeau said.

"In my legacy of being a veteran, he will never be forgotten," Vietnam War Veteran Jean Pinard said.

Rep. Marty Meehan said that the courage of the Boule family has amazed him. Boule's mother has continued a program to collect supplies for the troops.

Meehan said that everyone can learn from that and especially what Boule gave.

"This is a family and a community that are united," Meehan said. "He had a commitment to his country, and he followed that commitment."

posted on Apr, 20 2003 @ 08:01 PM
typical of a demoncat to be off fundraising and campaigning while others are paying respects to someone who defended America's FREEDOMS.

posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 09:51 PM
I would think the political capital lost by not attending would outweigh the money he could have raised. He must not have thought anyone would have noticed. Shame on him. But, is this even suprising? Since when did Dems start caring again about the military?

posted on Apr, 22 2003 @ 12:06 AM
I notice that no dems are defending this action...

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