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Another 'SEARED MEMORY' for Kerry

He "remembers" being in Vietnam when he heard of the death of Martin Luther King in April, 1968.

http://www.vote-smart.org/speech_detail.php?speech_id=4724&keyword=seared&phrase=&contain=

"I remember well April, 1968 - I was serving in Vietnam?a place of violence -- when the news reports brought home to me and my crewmates the violence back home - and the tragic news that one of the bullets flying that terrible spring took the life of that unabashedly maladjusted citizen. "

That doesn't go well with the timeline on his own site http://www.johnkerry.com/about/john_kerry/service.html where he truthfully indicates he arrived in Vietnam in November of 1968.

He may have meant while he was off the coast of Vietnam but even that doesn't sound right as The Gridley spent its 4 months from February of 68 to June of 68 traveling from California to Gulf of Tonkin off North Vietnam, at Subic Bay in the Philippines and in Wellington, New Zealand then returning to California on 6 June.

GRIDLEY operated along the California coast until sailing for the Orient 18 November. She left Subic Bay 2 January 1967 for plane guard duty in the China Sea and the Gulf of Tonkin. After varied duties in the fighting zone, she sailed for Australia en route to the West Coast and arrived Long Beach 8 June to prepare for future action.

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Now now Ed ...

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... so long as Kerry considered that a tour in Vietnam it must be so! LOL

Evie Happy

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Just another glitch...............

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.......with his photograpic memory, where he forgot
to take off the lense cover.

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The photographic memory is intact...

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It's the 110 film that's hard to find. Happy

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That was unkind...

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he only used 8mm and that carefully posed and edited for effect (ask the girls he dated once but were busy and unable to watch the show a second time).

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An update on his BURNED OUT memory...

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Kerry stated:

I remember well April, 1968 - I was serving in Vietnam?a place of violence -- when the news reports brought home to me and my crewmates the violence back home - and the tragic news that one of the bullets flying that terrible spring took the life of that unabashedly maladjusted citizen."

Turns out the "Gridley Tour" (June of 1967 - June of 196Cool was broken down as follows:

Jun '67 - Nov '67: Pacific Operations off CALIFORNIA coast.

Mid Nov '67 - Dec '67: Sails to West Pac and operates off Tonkin in vicinity of Yankee Station (period of around 5 weeks total)

Jan 2, '68 - June 8, '68: Sails to Australia and returns to Long Beach California.

Kerry was off Australia in April of '68 and regardless of branch of service a Tour is predicated on length of time in the Combat zone. 5 weeks in waters OFF Vietnam is not a tour in Vietnam by any stretch of imagination. Furthermore, calling a year's service on a ship of which the first six months was off the coast of California and the last 5 months was off Australia is what is known euphamistically as a "war story" but in the vernacular is an outright lie.

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