I know the subject of Kerry's military service has been discussed ad nauseum but since Kerry is making it the centerpiece of his campaign I would like to address specifically the LENGTH of his term of service. 4 months (120 days) seems like a really, really, really, really short term of service! Just how many of those 120 days did he actually spend in Vietnam? Were there a lot of other servicemen who got out in such a short time? If not, why not? Didn't most Vietnam volunteers have to serve at least 2 YEARS in the Army? Wasn't the Navy for 3 YEARS? Maybe somebody can confirm this. I can see how a guy would leave after 4 months if they were severely injured - heck, even a broken arm - but Kerry's injuries were inconsequential. Does anybody think his injuries warranted his leaving the service after only 4 months? Did many other servicemen use the "fine print" about Purple Hearts like Kerry did and leave the war in such a short time? And do you think 4 months makes him a "real" experienced veteran?