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    I went to the Kerry website and took a look at Kerry's records posted there. It raised a few questions.

    1) I thought Kerry had a 6 year commitment. If he joined in 66, sent back to the reserves in 69, where are the rest of his records? Total time served according to his records was three years.

    2) Is it me or is the letter for his Bronze Star signed by John Lehman? John Lehman was not Secretary of the Navy until the 80s. Was Kerry's Bronze Star awarded by Lehman years after the fact? I know that is sometimes done, but did not know that was the case in this instance. I can't seem to find anything stating such.

    3) If Kerry was actually still in the Navy reserve after 1969, where are his records indicating his service? He should have done 48 drills and two weeks a year, unless there were some circumstance I am unaware off.
     
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    All excellent questions and valid points. Not only is the media ignoring this, but so are a lot on this board. I have posted all the same stuff at one point or another only to have it go by without comment. I guess people really are just getting tired of this issue. The media is wearing us down and so people are reading about this, but just going, "oh well, what can we do". Sad.

    BTW: In an interview, Lehman said he never recalls signing the award for Kerry and he said the added glorifying language, contrary to what the Kerry campaign says, was NOT Navy policy at the time.
     
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    I did not know this had already been discussed. Sorry.

    I sure would like to get some answers on this however. If his records are wrong through some administrative mistake, so be it. If it is an intentional effort to decieve, that is another.
     
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    I think it's a great question and I'd like to know the answers but I'm afraid we will never find out. Kerry is getting trashed so badly now that more exposure of the truth surrounding his service is almost overkill. I think more people prefer to go the Zell route to expose him.
     
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    You are probably correct. I am working on taking a look at his Senatorial voting record.
     
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    Another thing that gets me is how he was still in the Navy (technically, he was since he was in the reserves) when he made all those atrocities claims. I'll never understand how he was honorably discharged after what he said. This guy sums it up the best:

    There also were some other good responses.
     
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    I guess (in my opinion) that if he cannot be trusted to uphold the oath he took as a Navy officer, how can we trust him to uphold the oath he would take as President? How could we, as a nation, believe anything he told us as President and more importantly how could any other nation believe what he told them?
     
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    I believe Kerry remained an officer of the USNR until 1978. He should have been discharged in '72, but it took him an extra six years to accumulate the necessary active service time.
     
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    If that is true, then that REALLY opens a huge can of worms, doesn't it? You have to wonder why Kerry chose to make his military service one of the centerpieces of his campaign.
     
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