Sunday, August 29, 2004

The Kerry Spot on National Review Online

John Kerry speaking of Navy Adm. Boordas suicide.Sources say Boorda wrote in a suicide note that he wore two "V" pins for valor in combat in Vietnam because he thought he had earned them.

"The military is a rigorous culture that places a high premium on battlefield accomplishment", said Sen. John F. Kerry, who received numerous decorations, including a Bronze Star with a 'V' pin, as a Navy lieutenant in Vietnam.
"In a sense, there's nothing that says more about your career than when you fought, where you fought and how you fought,Kerry said.
If you wind up being less than what you're pretending to be, there is a major confrontation with value and self-esteem and your sense of how others view you."
Of Boorda and his apparent violation, Kerry said: "When you are the chief of them all, it has to weigh even more heavily."

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