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September 23, 2004

List of Service - Dems, Reps, Barking Heads

I saw this on the Internet so it must be true. ;)

List of Service

a.. Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71.
b.. David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72.
c.. Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72.
d.. Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an
army journalist in 20th Engineer Brigade.
e.. Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam.
f.. Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-'47; Medal of Honor, WWII.
g.. John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with
Combat 3 Purple Hearts.
h.. John Edwards: did not serve.
i.. Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea.
j.. Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star,
k.. Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-1953.
l.. Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.
m.. Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve
n.. Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII, receiving the Bronze Star
& seven campaign ribbons.
o.. Leonard Boswell: Lt. Col., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze
Stars, & Soldier's Medal.
p.. Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver
Star & Legion of Merit.
q.. Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart.
r.. Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam;
Bronze Star with Combat V.
s.. Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star.
t.. Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57
u.. Chuck Robb: Vietnam
v.. Howell Heflin: Silver Star
w.. George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII.
x.. Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft
but received 311.
y.. Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.
z.. Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953
aa.. John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs & Air Medal with 18
ab.. Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by
Raoul Wallenberg.
ac.. Wesley Clark: U.S. Army, 1966-2000, West Point, Vietnam, Purple
Heart, Silver Star. Retired 4-star general.
ad.. John Dingell: WWII vet
ae.. John Conyers: Army 1950-57, Korea

a.. Newt Gingrich: did not serve.
b.. Dennis Hastert: did not serve.
c.. Tom Delay: did not serve.
d.. House Whip Roy Blunt: did not serve.
e.. Bill Frist: did not serve.
f.. Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.
g.. George Pataki: did not serve.
h.. Mitch McConnell: did not serve.
i.. Rick Santorum: did not serve.
j.. Trent Lott: did not serve.
k.. Dick Cheney: did not serve: Several deferments, the last by
l.. John Ashcroft: did not serve: Seven deferments to teach
m.. Jeb Bush: did not serve.
n.. Karl Rove: did not serve.
o.. Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked
Max Cleland's patriotism.
p.. Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve.
q.. Vin Weber: did not serve.
r.. Richard Perle: did not serve.
s.. Douglas Feith: did not serve.
t.. Eliot Abrams: did not serve.
u.. Richard Shelby: did not serve.
v.. Jon Kyl: did not serve.
w.. Tim Hutchison: did not serve.
x.. Christopher Cox: did not serve.
y.. Antonin Scalia: did not serve.
z.. Clarence Thomas: did not serve
aa.. Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as aviator & flight
ab.. George W. Bush: six-year Nat'l Guard commitment (in four).
ac.. Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat
role making movies.
ad.. Gerald Ford: Navy, WWII
ae.. Phil Gramm: did not serve.
af.. John McCain: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple
Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.
ag.. Bob Dole: an honorable veteran.
ah.. Chuck Hagel: two Purple Hearts & a Bronze Star, Vietnam.
ai.. Duke Cunningham: nominated for Medal of Honor, Navy Cross,
Silver Stars, Air Medals, Purple Hearts.
aj.. Jeff Sessions: Army Reserves, 1973-1986 ak.. JC Watts: did not
al.. Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.
am.. G.H.W. Bush: Pilot in WWII. Shot down by the Japanese.
an.. Tom Ridge: Bronze Star for Valor in Vietnam.

Pundits & Preachers
a.. Sean Hannity: did not serve.
a.. Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst.')
a.. Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.
a.. Michael Savage: did not serve.
a.. George Will: did not serve.
a.. Chris Matthews: did not serve.
a.. Paul Gigot: did not serve.
a.. Bill Bennett: did not serve.
a.. Pat Buchanan: did not serve.
a.. Bill Kristol: did not serve.
a.. Kenneth Starr: did not serve.
a.. Michael Medved: did not serve.

Posted on September 23, 2004 at 08:41 AM | Permalink


Saxby Chambliss has some nerve, doesn't he?

Posted by: Moi ;) at Sep 23, 2004 3:44:34 PM

That is damning. Especially if you do what I just did, and read it out loud.

Can you provide a link to the source?

Posted by: bitchphd at Sep 24, 2004 5:54:09 PM

I don't have a source. It's been passed around via e-mail. I saw the same list on Tristero and Ampersand. I'm just passing it on.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Sep 24, 2004 7:27:07 PM

Any of you ladies volunteer? Then shut up and go make me a sandwich. Get me a beer while you're in there, feminist cowards.

Posted by: TonySprout at Sep 25, 2004 9:55:31 AM