One of many right-wing media propagandists who, in the runup to the last American presidential elections, said Democrat Senator John Kerry had shot himself during the Vietnam War. Swift Boat Veterans For Truth, engineered and put in commercials by Karl Rove and the Republican Party, was the sole source of this 'fact'.
"February 18, 1966:
A senior at Yale, Kerry commits to enlist in the Navy.
Kerry is assigned as an Ensign to the guided-missile frigate USS Gridley. After five-months aboard, he returns to San Diego to undergo training to command a Swift boat, used by the Navy for patrols in Vietnam.
Kerry is promoted to Lieutenant.
November 17, 1968:
Kerry arrives in Vietnam, where he is given command of Swift boat No. 44, operating in the Mekong Delta.
December 2, 1968:
Kerry gets his first taste of intense combat, and is
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