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After Action Report

Oh, crap. I’m really tired of this stuff, but in a week of forged memos and who-did-what-where 30 years ago, I gotta at least link to these things.

Fox Baltimore claims to have unearthed the citation to John Kerry’s Silver Star. Here’s the relevant bit (no direct link, as the site doesn’t allow it) from the TV story:

Kerry has made public, hundreds of pages of official Navy documents to bolster his many claims. Conspicuous by its absence is the official after action report of what actually happened that day. The after action report written by John Kerry, himself.

In an exclusive, The Point has obtained this document from U.S. Navy archives (you can see it here). The pertinent section reads:

“PCF 94 beached in center of ambush in front of small path when Viet Cong sprung up from bunker 10 feet from unit. Man ran with weapon towards hootch. Forward M-60 machine gunner wounded man in leg. Officer-in-charge, LTjg Kerry, jumped ashore and gave pursuit while other units saturated area with fire and beached placing assault parties ashore. Kerry chased VC inland behind hootch and shot him while he fled — capturing one B-40 rocket launcher with round in chamber.”

So there you have it. The official record written by John Kerry supports what the critics have alleged rather than the John Wayne Kerry version the Massachusetts liberal has been telling.

Jim at It’z News To Me gets credit for the find — and you might want to read this post, too.

If Fox 45’s documents prove to be real (and I’m keeping myself agnostic on that score), what do you want to bet CBS ignores them with the same ferocity they promoted the fake Killian memos?

UPDATE

Drudge has the direct link, complete with video feed.