Call for probe of Kerry’s medals

By WND Staff

Judicial Watch, the government-watchdog legal group, has filed a request with the Pentagon for an official investigation into the Vietnam-era medals received by presidential nominee John Kerry as well as his controversial anti-war activities.

The organization petitioned both the U.S. Navy and the Defense Department. Part of the action included a request the government investigate Kerry’s meeting with North Vietnamese and Viet Cong delegations in Paris while a member of the Naval Reserve.

A Judicial Watch statement said its action is based on serious questions raised by the blockbuster book “Unfit for Command” by John O’Neill and Jerome Corsi. The book raises doubts about Kerry’s accounts of supposed wartime heroism that led to his receiving three Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star.

The request, dated Aug. 18, seeks an investigation into the following allegations against Kerry: “false official reports and statements; dishonorable conduct; aiding the enemy; dereliction of duty; misuse and abuse of U.S. government equipment and property; war crimes; and multiple violations of U.S. Navy regulations and directives, the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the U.S. Code.”

Judicial Watch hopes the Navy’s Department Board of Decorations and Medals will take part in the investigation.

“The allegations concerning Kerry’s conduct during the Vietnam War are credible, serious and shocking,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The sooner an investigation begins, the better.”

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