Kerry commits to enlist in the Navy.
Kerry is assigned as an Ensign to the guided-missile frigate USS Gridley. After five-months aboard, he returns to San Diego to undergo training to command a Swift boat, used by the Navy for patrols in Vietnam.
November 17, 1968:
Kerry arrives in Vietnam, where he is given command of Swift boat No. 44, operating in the Mekong Delta.
December 2, 1968:
Kerry gets his first taste of intense combat, and is wounded in the arm. He is awarded a Purple Heart.
Kerry takes command of a new Swift boat, completing 18 missions over 48 days, almost all in the Mekong Delta area.
February 20, 1969:
Kerry is wounded again, taking shrapnel in the left thigh, after a gunboat battle. He is awarded a second Purple Heart.
February 28, 1969:
Kerry and his boat crew, coming under attack while patrolling in the Mekong Delta, decide to counterattack. Kerry leaves his boat, pursues a Viet Cong fighter into a small hut, kills him, and retrieves a rocket launcher. He is awarded a Silver Star.
March 13, 1969:
A mine detonates near Kerry's boat, wounding him in the right arm. He is awarded a third Purple Heart. He is also awarded a Bronze Star for pulling a crew member, who had fallen overboard, back on the boat amidst a firefight.
After being wounded three times in combat Kerry is transferred to desk duty in Brooklyn, NY.
Kerry requests that he be discharged early from the Navy so that he can run for Congress in Massachusetts' Third District. The request is granted, and Kerry begins his first political campaign.
Kerry drops his bid for the Democratic nomination and supports Robert F. Drinan an opponent of the Vietnam war, Drinan goes on to serve ten years in Congress.
Kerry joins Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and becomes one of the group's unofficial spokespeople
April 23, 1971:
Kerry is loudly applauded when he testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He tells lawmakers: "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"
John F. Kerry.
November 2nd 2004.
Many believe Dubya's gang hacked the election computers to rob Kerry of the White House. Tony Blair was the first to wag his tail over the pond to congratulate Dubya on his second chance to bankrupt America. www.airamerica.com
Crossing The Rubicon
To avoid going to Vietnam. Bush commits to six-years in the National Guard. Aided by his father's pal, Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes, he jumps a two year waiting list of similar cowardly little rich boys applying for this funk-hole safe billet.
After sporadic basic pilot training, Bush pulls inactive duty to act as gopher on Florida Senator Edward J. Gurney's campaign.
Bush is flown to the White House by President Nixon for a date with daughter Tricia.
Bush transfers to Houston and moves into the exclusive Chateaux Dijon complex - where Laura lives.
Bush transfers to Alabama Guard unit so he can work on "Red" Blount's senate election campaign. Bush never shows up for Guard Duty while in Alabama.
Listed as AWOL Bush is automatically grounded for missing a mandatory drugs medical.
Bush returns to Houston, but never reports for Guard Duty.
By now Bush is a Deserter. However; the National Guard simply "relieves" Bush from his commitment. Daddy will sanitize his Service File.
While Kerry was serving his country. Dubya was snorting coke. He was prosecuted and ordered to do Community Service in a re-hab project set-up by his Daddy.
Bush says he has "not touched illegal drugs since 1974." He has yet to admit he was arrested in 1972 for cocaine possession.
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In 2001 after claiming he served in the Air Guard throughout 1972 the media began offering rewards up to $10,000 for any serviceman, or civilian, who can prove Junior did a single six-hour duty in 1972.
Still no Takers.
Jan. 2001. Harold Brooks-Baker, of Burke’s Peerage, confirmed Dubya Bush is a blood relative of Queen Lizzy. It would be naive to think the cousin’s have no mutual interest in commerce. Money talks. Those with the most money dictate the political agenda i.e. Iraq. The fact that the Queen's arse-licking puppet's Blair & Brown became Dubya's arse-licking puppets should not surprise anyone.
( Note. Dubya's opium doped role model, the original "Mad King George," caused the War of Independence by demanding exorbitant taxes. In Britain he ordered the death sentence for anyone who organized a public meeting to discuss his "business." Dubya has passed Laws giving himself exactly the same powers.
see King George 3)
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Al Franken (Election pages 16-22) 2005