Soldier's Letter to Kerry

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Soldier's Letter to Kerry

Dear Senator Kerry:

Since it has become clear that you will probably be the
Democratic nominee for
President, I have spent a great deal of time researching your war
record and your
record as a professional politician. The reason is simple, you aspire
to be the
Commander in Chief who would lead my sons and their fellow soldiers in
time of war.
I simply wanted to know if you possess the necessary qualifications to
be trusted in
that respect.

You see, I belong to a family of proud U.S. veterans. I was a
Captain in the
Army Reserve, my father was a decorated Lieutenant in World War II; and
I have
four sons who have either served, or are currently serving in the
military. The oldest
is an Army Lieutenant still on active duty in Afghanistan after already
being honored
for his service in Iraq. The youngest is an E-4 with the military
police. His National
Guard unit just finished their second tour of active duty, including
six months in
Guantanamo Bay. My two other sons have served in the national guard and
the navy.

In looking at your record I found myself comparing it not only
to that of my father
and my sons, but to the people they served with. My father served with
the 87th
Chemical Mortar Battalion in Europe. They landed on Utah Beach and
fought for 317
straight days including the Cherbourg Peninsula, Aachen, the Hurtgen
Forest, and
the Battle of the Bulge. You earned a Silver Star in Vietnam for
chasing down and
finishing off a wounded and retreating enemy soldier. My father won a
Bronze Star
for single handedly charging and knocking out a German machine gun nest
that had
his men pinned down. You received three purple hearts for what appears
to be three
minor scratches. In fact you only missed a combined total of two days
of duty for
these wounds. The men of my father's unit, the 87th, had to be
admonished by their
commanding officer because: "It has been brought to our attention that
some men
are covering up wounds and refusing medical attention for fear of being
and permanently separated from this organization..." It was also a
common problem
for seriously wounded soldiers to go AWOL from hospitals in order to
rejoin their
units. You used your three purple hearts to leave Vietnam early .

My oldest boy came home from Iraq with numerous commendations
and then
proceeded to volunteer to go to Afghanistan and from there back to Iraq
again. My
sons and father have never had anything but the highest regard and
respect for their
fellow soldiers. Yet, you came home to publicly charge your fellow
fighting men with
being war criminals and to urge their defeat by the enemy. You even
wrote a book
that had a cover which mocked the heroism of the U.S. Marines who
raised the flag
on Iwo Jima. Our current crop of soldiers has a philosophy that no one
gets left
behind; and they have practiced that from Somalia to the battlefields
of the Middle
East . Yet as chairman of a Senate committee looking into allegations
that many of
your fellow servicemen had been left behind as prisoners in Vietnam,
you chose to
defend the brutal Vietnamese regime. You even went so far as to refer
to the families
of the POWs and MIAs as Professional malcontents, conspiracy mongers,
artists, and dime-store Rambos.

As a Senator you voted against the 1991 Gulf War, and have
repeatedly voted
against funds to supply our troops with the best equipment, and against
money to
improve our intelligence capability I find this particularly ironic
since as a Presidential
candidate you are highly critical of our pre-war intelligence in Iraq.
However, you did
vote to authorize the President to go to war, but have since proceeded
to do
everything you can to undermine the efforts of our government and our
troops to win
. Is this what our fighting men and women can expect of you if you are
Commander in Chief? Will you gladly send them to war, only to then aid
the enemy
by undermining the morale of our troops and cutting off the weapons
they need to

Our country is at war Senator, and as has been the case in
every war since the
American Revolution, a member of my family is serving their country
during the war.
Now you want me to trust you to lead my sons in this fight.

Sorry Senator, but when I compare your record to those who have
fought and
died for this nation, and are currently fighting and dying, the answer
is not just no, but
Hell No !


Michael Connelly February 14, 2004 Dallas, Texas

Forward this to EVERYONE you know--we can NOT afford to have
this man as
the President of the United States!!
We need more Americans like this man, to spend the time needed share the truth about this flip flopping fish who has no balls or business trying to run for the leadership of this great Nation.

Go Bush,
You Have My Vote and my Prayers

Whoop! Aggies for Bush!

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