Navy Decides to Meddle in Kerry’s Medals

So the Navy is launching an investigation into John Kerry’s medals:
“Even if it was the Navy’s fault,” one source following the story told NewsMax, “surely Senator Kerry knew the citations were wrong. Why did it take a formal Navy probe for him to correct records he had to know were fraudulent?”
Kerry received five medals during his four months in combat in Vietnam, including a Silver Star with a “Combat V” designation. A Navy source confirmed last week, however, that in the entire history of the Navy, no Silver Star has ever been awarded with “Combat V.”

Happily, Kerry has already staked out his first position on this issue, which means we’ll get to his second position all that much sooner:
In 1996, Adm. [Jeremy] Boorda committed suicide after he was accused of wearing medals he hadn’t earned.
At the time, Sen. Kerry told the Boston Herald that the error was “sufficient to question his leadership position.”
“If you wind up being less than what you’re pretending to be, there is a major confrontation with value, self-esteem and your sense of how others view you,” Kerry told the Boston Globe.

I have a simple explanation for this whole medal flap. Kerry obviously must have confused the medals he won in Vietnam with the medals of two other Vietnam vets that he threw back in protest.
An easy mistake to make, really; could happen to anybody…
More at:
Instapundit
Steve Verdon
Beldarblog
Powerline
dislogue
DailyPundit
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
JustOneMinute (part of a fine Kerry reprise post)