The Nation: Let's Try and Glorify the Living

"If the shores of this country were threatened," says John Kerry, 27, a former Navy lieutenant junior grade, "I'd be the first to defend it." In Viet Nam, Kerry commanded a "swift boat" in the Mekong Delta. Before he went to Viet Nam he graduated from Yale, where he belonged to Skull and Bones; while in Viet Nam he won a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Kerry appeared on NBC's Meet the Press early last week and later before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Some of his rhetoric was...

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