Kerry's "body count"


Geraldine Sealey
April 21, 2004 8:12PM (UTC)

What's in those military records John Kerry's campaign just released after much ado?

The Smoking Gun posted a document showing Kerry was "unofficially credited" with killing 20 enemy fighters during his five months in Vietnam.

"The body count reference is included in a glowing 1969 Navy report that noted Kerry, a 25-year-old junior grade lieutenant, exhibited 'all of the traits desired of an officer in a combat environment.'"

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Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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