John Kerry's real military background - Page 2




 
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March 30th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Ironside, if you investigate that rally a little further guess who was one of the featured speakers of the day and guess who sponsored the whole rally? Go ahead, guess.

a) John Kerry
b) Jane Fonda

Kerry wasn't just sitting on the ground as a casual observer who just happened to get a prime seat near the celebrity. Kerry's not picking up any support from any of my fellow veterans that I have talked to. The ones who are supporting him are the same clowns who marched in the streets when I was fighting in the jungle. Oh I remember it very very well. Kerry is not innocent by any stretch of the imagination. Nobody in my veteran's organization speaks very highly of him if they speak about him at all.
April 24th, 2004  
Ironside
 
That is incorrect.

Please, provide a link that supports that.

The infamous picture with Kerry and Fonda at the podium together was a fake. If need be, I'll prove that. Now, please provide a link to back up your statement. It's simply not true.
April 24th, 2004  
Ironside
 
Former Lieutenant John Kerry was reunited with fellow Vietnam veteran Jim Rassmann, who says Kerry saved his life during combat.

On March 13, 1969, Rassmann, a Green Beret, was traveling down the Bay Hap river in a boat behind Kerry’s when both were ambushed by exploding land mines and enemy fire coming from the shore. Kerry was hit in the arm, while a mine blew Rassmann’s boat out of the water. With enemy fire coming from both sides of the river and swift boats evacuating from the area, Kerry’s crew chose to turn their boat toward the ambush to save Rassmann.

“We were still under fire, and he was wounded at the time…,” recalled Rassmann. And with his boat’s gunners providing suppressing fire, Kerry extended his wounded arm into the water and the two lieutenants locked arms.

Kerry and Rassmann have not seen each other since 1969. Yesterday, Jim Rassmann called John Kerry’s campaign headquarters and said: “I saw that John is in another tough fight, and I want to lend a hand.”

Rassmann, a retired Los Angeles county sheriff who now lives in Florence, Oregon, flew to Iowa this morning to reunite with Kerry. Kerry, with fellow veterans around him, said he was moved by Rassmann’s decision to come to Iowa.

“I remember the day and the moment we last met; the lingering bond between us comes from the shared experience of our service,” Kerry said. “I told Jim what I tell the thousands of veterans I have met in Iowa: As president, I will never—ever—forget your service.” Kerry added.

For Kerry’s bravery, Rassmann recommended that he be recognized, and Kerry was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V. The citation that followed the award read as follows:

“The man was receiving sniper fire from both banks. Lt. Kerry directed his gunners to provide suppressing fire, while from an exposed position on the bow, his arm bleeding and in pain, with disregard for his personal safety, he pulled the man aboard.

Lt. Kerry then directed his boat to return and assist the other damaged craft and towed the boat to safety. Lt. Kerry's calmness, professionalism and great personal courage under fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the US Naval Service.”
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May 1st, 2004  
Ironside
 
RnderSafe, and this is the kind of guy, that what?
May 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironside
RnderSafe, and this is the kind of guy, that what?
What the heck does this mean, Ironside? What's your question?
May 1st, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironside
RnderSafe, and this is the kind of guy, that what?
Ironside, I haven't even posted in this thread. Get it together so I can have a clue as to what you are attempting to talk about. If you wish to see my opinions on Kerry, they are posted in various other threads throughout the forum. SEARCH. And for God sakes man, stop winking at me .. I'm married.
May 1st, 2004  
Ironside
 
John Kerry's Vietnam Medals










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George Bush's Vietnam Medals
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How dare anybody question Kerry's military service while supporting Bush!
May 1st, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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George Bush's Vietnam Medals
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How dare anybody question Kerry's military service while supporting Bush!
Hey, let's you and I compare medals - see who is the better person, since that [medals] is obviously what makes a person honorable!
May 1st, 2004  
Ironside
 
I wanted to go to Nam but, I was too young. My father did two tours there. Bush jumped about 500 others to duck Nam, somebody had to go in his place.

Kerry volunteered for Nam. He's Honorable and doesn't deserve having his service questioned because Bush's whereabouts are unknown. I don't even care about the Alabama part. It's ducking Nam in the first place that bothers me.

Then he's so quick to send our troops into Iraq.



Then He's so quick to announce the end of major combat. As if he knows what major combat is.

Announcing the end of major combat when he did was a smack in the face of every service man and woman in Iraq today!
May 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironside
I wanted to go to Nam but....