KERRY ON Admiral BOORDA

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    KERRY ON Admiral BOORDA

    If you will recall, Admiral Boorda is the guy that committed suicide after it was exposed that his medals were "questionable". Note what Kerry had to say at the time, after the guy had already killed himself.....

     
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    Below is a link from a site which presents details rgarding the "V" device for valor which may be appended to some medals. The extract from the site (below) does not mention the Bronze Star, but it is in fact one of the medals for which a "V" device may be awarded.

    Note that the Medal of Honor and the Silver Star are specifically metioned as medals for which the "V" device is NEVER issued by any branch of the armed forces.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valor_Device

    An example of medals which are authorized the Valor device are the Commendation Medals, Achievement Medals, Air Medal, and certain unit awards. Awards which are commonly bestowed for valor, such as the Medal of Honor and Silver Star are never awarded with the Valor device since valor is indicated by the award itself.
     
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    It is interesting to note the change of attitude kerry seems to have undergone regarding the wearing of unauthorized medals.

    Very interesting, actually.
     
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    There really was a lot of hypocrisy from everywhere with regards to Boorda vs Kerry. The media kept hounding Boorda about it relentlessly. Compare that to the Kerry situation where they are defending Kerry at every turn.
     

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