Setting record straight |

Setting record straight

In response to the letter (“Kerry is a fraud,” Sept. 8):

1996 [sic] ” John Kerry enlisted in the Navy and completed Naval Officer Candidate School and did his first tour on a guided missle frigate patrolling the waters off Vietnam.

1968 ” John Kerry volunteered for a second tour on swift boats, one of the most dangerous assignments of the war. Wounded three times, was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts for his bravery under fire. Lies contrary to this, by a group of vets on the Bush payroll, have been debunked. While John Kerry was fighting for his country, Mr. Bush went AWOL, become a deserter, and drank his way into oblivion.

John Kerry never teamed up with Jane Fonda, another debunked Republican lie. That he, and thousands of others chose, by their right, to expose the atrocities of the Vietnam war was not unlike those that have chosen to do the same on the Iraqi war and its prison abuse, torture, rape, sex crimes, plus the killing of 15,000 innocent civilians, and the desecration of a country that wasn’t even a threat to the U.S. People deserve the truth.

Jill Walker


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