John Kerry's own wartime journal is raising questions about whether he deserved the first of three Purple Hearts, which permitted him to go home after 4½ months of combat.
A primary claim against Mr. Kerry by the Swift Boat Veterans is that Mr. Kerry's first Purple Heart — awarded for action on Dec. 2, 1968 — did not involve the enemy and that Mr. Kerry's wounds that day were unintentionally self-inflicted.
Mr. Kerry has claimed that he faced his "first intense combat" that day, returned fire, and received his "first combat related injury."
A journal entry Mr. Kerry wrote Dec. 11, however, raises questions about what really happened nine days earlier.
"A cocky feeling of invincibility accompanied us up the Long Tau shipping channel because we hadn't been shot at yet, and Americans at war who haven't been shot at are allowed to be cocky," wrote Mr. Kerry, according the book "Tour of Duty" by friendly biographer Douglas Brinkley.
If enemy fire was not involved in that or any other incident, according to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, no medal should be awarded.
Well I can no longer say that I am not sure. Yep he is lying and has been apparently. At least about this and Christmas. This is exactly why he does not want to, and will not release his actual military records. Crud, we are getting the facts straight even with out them, it just takes longer this way. But that’s ok, because in the end it makes him look even worse. Just thinking about putting in a purple hart for an accidental self inflicted wound is unthinkable to me, then on top of that by all accounts that I have heard it was VERY minor.
Kerry has no one to blame here except himself. He said bring it on, well they are. Even if this Jerk get elected, I don’t think this is going to go away for him. It least one good thing for him that his supporters don’t give a crap about the truth or character, or morals, or positive leadership. Yep that’s a good thing for him, bad for ALL of us though.