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Public Figures and their Military Service for Veteran's Day


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Interesting Veteran's Day list ---

 

 

 

 

 

* Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71.

 

* David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72.

 

* Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72.

 

* Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an army

journalist in 20th Engineer Brigade.

 

* Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam.

 

* Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-47; Medal of Honor, WWII.

 

* John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V,

Purple Hearts.

 

* Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea.

 

* Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star,

Vietnam. > Paraplegic from war injuries. Served in Congress.

 

* Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-53.

 

* Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.

 

* Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91.

 

* Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII; Bronze Star and seven campaign

ribbons.

 

* Leonard Boswell: Lt. Col., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze

Stars,and Soldier's Medal.

 

* Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver Star

and Legion of Merit.

 

* Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart.

 

* Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam;

Bronze, Star with Combat V.

 

* Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star.

 

* Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57

 

* Howell Heflin: Silver Star

 

* George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII.

 

* Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments.

------- received #311.------

 

* Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.

 

* Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953

 

* John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and AirMedal with 18 Clusters.

 

* Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul

Wallenberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Dick Cheney: did not serve. Had "other obligations."

 

* Dennis Hastert: did not serve.

 

* Tom Delay: did not serve.

 

* Roy Blunt: did not serve.

 

* Bill Frist: did not serve.

 

* Mitch McConnell: did not serve.

 

* Rick Santorum: did not serve.

 

* Trent Lott: did not serve.

 

* John Ashcroft: did not serve.

 

* Jeb Bush: did not serve.

 

* Karl Rove: did not serve.

 

* Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked

Max Cleland's patriotism.

 

* Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve. Neocon warhawk

 

* Vin Weber: did not serve.

 

* Richard Perle: did not serve. Neocon warhawk

 

* Douglas Feith: did not serve.

 

* Eliot Abrams: did not serve.

 

* Richard Shelby: did not serve.

 

* Jon Kyl: did not serve.

 

* Tim Hutchison: did not serve.

 

* Christopher Cox: did not serve.

 

* Newt Gingrich: did not serve.

 

* Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight "instructor"?

 

* George W. Bush: failed to complete his six-year National Guard; got

assigned to Alabama so he could campaign for family friend running

for U.S. Senate; failed to show up for required medical exam,

disappeared from duty.

 

* Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non- combat role

making training movies.

 

* B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted LONG AFTER the fighting was over

in Korea.

 

* Phil Gramm: did not serve.

 

* John McCain: Vietnam POW, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of

Merit,,Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.

 

* Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve.

 

* John M. McHugh: did not serve.

 

* JC Watts: did not serve.

 

* Jack Kemp: did not serve. "Knee problem, " although he continued in

NFL for 8 years as quarterback.

 

* Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard.

 

* Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.

 

* George Pataki: did not serve.

 

* Spencer Abraham: did not serve.

 

* John Engler: did not serve.

 

* Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.

 

 

PUNDITS & PREACHERS

 

* Sean Hannity: did not serve.

 

* Rush Limbaugh: did not serve

 

* Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.

 

* Michael Savage: did not serve.

 

* George Will: did not serve.

 

* Chris Matthews: did not serve.

 

* Paul Gigot: did not serve.

 

* Bill Bennett: did not serve. (Too OBESE to pass a physical?)

 

* Pat Buchanan: did not serve.

 

* Bill Kristol: did not serve.

 

* Kenneth Starr: did not serve.

 

* Antonin Scalia: did not serve.

 

* Clarence Thomas: did not serve.

 

* Ralph Reed: did not serve.

 

* Michael Medved: did not serve.

 

* Charlie Daniels: did not serve.

 

 

 

Please keep this information circulating!

 

This list was compiled by Illinois State Senator Howard W.

Carroll.

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