Kerry citation a 'total mystery' to ex-Navy chief

This is getting just bizarre. Now a Former Secretary of the Navy says he did not sign Kerry’s Silver Star citation. We’re not talking some gunner on a boat 35 years ago. We’re talking about the former Sec. of the Navy.

Kerry citation a ‘total mystery’ to ex-Navy chief

Former Navy Secretary John Lehman has no idea where a Silver Star citation displayed on Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry’s campaign Web site came from, he said Friday. The citation appears over Lehman’s signature.

“It is a total mystery to me. I never saw it. I never signed it. I never approved it. And the additional language it contains was not written by me,” he said

The additional language varied from the two previous citations, signed first by Adm. Elmo Zumwalt and then Adm. John Hyland, which themselves differ. The new material added in the Lehman citation reads in part: “By his brave actions, bold initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty, Lieutenant (jg) Kerry reflected great credit upon himself….”

Again, Kerry would be well served putting out ALL his service records. Until he does, he is inviting stories like this. It is real hard to say this guy is just some partisan hack.

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