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Some people appear to have an aswer for all questions including who did
what, when
and when in a busy military theatre.
Benito A. Sinclair S.E.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bart Kemper, P.E. (http://www.bigdogz.com/bart)"
<bkemper(--nospam--at)bigdogz.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: The Patriot


>
>
> Bakerhall1(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> >
> > Just seen the above flick, isn't it strange that the star left The U.S.
in
> > 1968 to avoid the Vietman draft for him and his brother!!
> > JRBaker
> >
> >
> I think its funnier that Gore is touting his Vietnam service when he
> states in a Newsweek article he went just to preserve his political
> career.  Nothing wrong with that, but he was under the personal
> protection of Gen. Westmoreland, he never did his job as an Army
> journalist (I should know...I was one!), never went where the story was
> (COMBAT), never photographed combat nor fired his weapon, and only
> served part of a normal hitch in Vietnam.  Sure, he wore the
> uniform....but all he did is hold it up so he could go into politics.
> He also went as enlisted instead of as an officer cuz officers were too
> high-profile and tended to get targeted.
>
> Bart Kemper
>
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