Thursday, April 22, 2004
Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites)'s military records, released on Wednesday after critics questioned one of his medals, show he was a highly praised commander credited with killing at least 20 enemy soldiers. Initial AP story: By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Records of John Kerry's Vietnam War service released Wednesday show a highly praised naval officer with an Ivy League education who spoke fluent French and had raced sailboats - the fruits of a privileged upbringing that set him apart from the typical seaman. Later update to this: By NEDRA PICKLER The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Records of John Kerry's Vietnam War service released Wednesday show a highly praised naval officer who volunteered for a dangerous assignment and at one point was "unofficially credited with 20 enemy killed in action."
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