and wanting to call the man's mother a liar?
Kerry is a really UGLY man when the clothes come off.
Kerry apologizers should look up the word hoodwinked and prevent the Kerry Campaign from doing it to them.
Remember the Reverend Alston and his address at the Democtaric Convention?
Remember how the Kerry site USED to have After Action Reports for January (they aren't there now)?
Those AARs got pulled because LT Peck, the OIC of PCF 94 until he AND ALSTON were wounded on 29 January, 1969 and Kerry had been claiming them as his own (in his story "Tour of Duty" he still seems to be claiming them but that is beside the point). Hopefully you opened the Alston link in a new window to read it because the words don't ring true.
Alston was injured with shrapnel to his head on 29 Jan, 69 and the casualty report shows this. He was away from duty for quite some time and some of that time away from duty was during events he has suggested he was serving under Kerry for.
Alston has on at least one occasion seemed to give the impression that he was present for Kerry's Silver Star-winning actions on February 28. "I know when John Kerry told [crew member Del Sandusky] to beach that damn boat, this was a brand-new ball game," Alston told ABC's Nightline on June 22. "We wasn't running. We took it to Charlie."
For his part, Kerry has sometimes left the impression that he was present when Alston was wounded. Paying tribute to Alston's service during a speech before a South Carolina veterans' group in May 2002, Kerry said, according to an account in The New Republic, "He [Alston] sat up in a turret above my head in the pilot house ? firing twin fifty-calibers to suppress enemy fire from ambushes. We were extremely exposed ? always shot at first.... On one occasion in an ambush his turret was riddled with almost one hundred bullets penetrating the aluminum skin. This gunman kept firing even though he was wounded ? one bullet going through his helmet, grazing his head and another hitting his arm...."
That description sounds precisely like the incident on January 29, 1969 in which Alston was wounded. But Lt. Peck, and not Kerry, was in command of PCF-94 that day.
Kerry just keeps on having to back up, regroup, and retract statements and claims he has made.
Kerry seems to think he commanded PCF 94 before he didn't command it much as he voted for 87 billion before he voted against it.