1. Monday, August 23, 2004

    the daily kos 

    via DU questions the president’s medals

    half of which might not even be his

    and the lack of two medals might be further proof that the dubya didn’t fulfill his duty in the national guard.

    Top to bottom, left to right as you look at them.

    Kerry:

    Silver Star (Verified via DD214)

    Bronze Star (Should have Bronze Combat “V” Device, Verified via DD214)

    Purple Heart (Should have two Gold Star devices for subsequent awards, Verified via DD214)

    Combat Action Ribbon (Verified via DD214)

    Presidential Unit Citation (Verified via DD215, worn above left pocket per Navy regs)

    Navy Unit Commendation (Verified via DD215)

    National Defense Service Medal (Verified via DD214)

    Vietnam Service Medal(Verified via DD214, w/four bronze star devices verified via DD215)

    Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (Verified via DD215)

    Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation (Verified via DD215)

    Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (Verified via DD215)

    Dubya:

    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (verified via photograph only)

    Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

    kos + democratic underground + buzzmachine + kerry & bush’s military records side-by-side