Byron York looks into the John Kerry-David Alston story at NRO, and concludes that Alston did serve under Kerry for a few days. Captain Ed isn’t entirely convinced.

As for myself, I’m thorougly confused at this point, but I think Instapundit has a good point on this one: if Kerry and Alston did serve together, even if only for a few days, a short period of getting shot at probably would have been enough to forge a personal bond.