That Was Lucky: John Kerry Finds the Medals He Threw Away 50 Years Ago

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King Charles was coronated over the weekend in a voodoo ritual that no true American watched on TV because we think monarchs are yucky and don’t care at all. Some people did watch it though, and they noticed something weird about Joe Biden’s global warming czar and con man John Kerry. The failed 2004 presidential candidate was wearing his military medals that he threw away 50 years ago to launch his political career. How lucky!

Kerry was dressed in a suit at the event, but his chest was weighed down with a rack of military service medals that he was awarded in the Vietnam War. They looked like the exact same medals that Kerry had tossed over the fence at the US Capitol back in November of 1971.

John Kerry served on a Navy Swift Boat during the war, and in one of the few moments of action that his unit saw, he ran on-shore to eagerly shoot a 14-year-old Vietnamese boy in the back, for which he demanded (and was awarded) a Silver Star. He was also awarded three Purple Hearts for minor nicks and scrapes that may have been self-inflicted, and a Bronze Star.

When he got back from the war, Kerry proceeded to turn into a flaming Jane Fonda-style communist. He denounced his fellow soldiers, and the man who eagerly shot a 14-year-old child in the back then accused his fellow soldiers of war crimes. Kerry testified before Congress to say a lot of this stuff, with the full intention of running for Congress himself.

In an especially dramatic moment, Kerry took his service medals off and threw them over the fence at the Capitol. When Kerry was asked in congressional hearings whether he had thrown his Bronze Star, Silver Star, and three Purple Hearts away, he testified that he did and, “above that, [I] gave back the others.”

Kerry never said an unkind word about Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, or Johnson in regard to the war, even though they were the ones who started, propagated, and continued it. Instead, Kerry reserved his vitriol for President Nixon, who ended the war and got the troops out. Speaking about throwing his medals away, Kerry stated:

“In a real sense, this administration forced us to return our medals because, beyond the perversion of the war, these leaders themselves denied us the integrity those symbols supposedly gave our lives.”


“This administration,” of course, was the Nixon administration. He didn’t have anything negative to say about the Democrats who had prosecuted most of the war, because Kerry himself was a Democrat and planned to run for office. Throwing his medals away was an act of personal political advancement.

In the 2004 presidential race, when Kerry was flip-flopping all over the place, he claimed that he had never actually thrown his service ribbons away (even though he was seen on camera doing it). Who knows what the truth is with a person this slippery?

The 2004 campaign, of course, was when all of John Kerry’s fellow Swift Boat veterans came forward to talk about what a phony he was. Kerry betrayed the warriors who served honorably next to them and was constantly putting himself up for medals he hadn’t earned.

As soon as the royal family had a weird party in Britain, though, John Kerry couldn’t resist himself. He wasn’t about to show up without some medals and ribbons on himself. Speaks volumes, doesn’t it? He views himself as royalty. Luckily for him, he somehow found those military medals that he tossed away in disgust all those years ago, just in time for the party!