Who has served and Who has Not!

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We cannot determine the character of our leaders by who has served, but we sure can see who the hypocrits are.

Out of 31 of who’s who of the Democrats only 2 did not serve. Out of 31 Republicans 20 did not serve. here is a list :-

Democrats

– 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, 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.

– Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-1953.

– 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, receiving the 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

– Chuck Robb: Vietnam for two years

– Howell Heflin: Silver Star

– George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII

– Jmmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.

– Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953

– John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and Air Medal with 18 Clusters.

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

– Wesley Clark: U.S. Army, 1966-2000, West Point, Vietnam, Purple Heart, Silver Star. Retired 4-star general.

– John Dingell: WWII vet

– John Conyers: Army 1950-57, Korea

– Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft but received 311

– John Edwards: did not serve

Republicans

– Dennis Hastert: did not serve.

– Tom Delay: did not serve.

– House Whiip Roy Blunt: did not serve.

– Bill Frist: did not serve.

– Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.

– George Pataki: did not serve.

– Mitch McConnell: did not serve.

– Rick Santorum: did not serve.

– Trent Lott: did not serve.

– Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage.

– John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business.

– 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.

– Vin Weber: did not serve.

– Richard Perle: did not serve

– 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

– Phil Gramm: did not serve

– JC Watts: did not serve

– Antonin Scalia: did not serve

– Clarence Thomas: did not serve

– Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer

– Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as aviator and flight instructor

– George W. Bush: six-year Nat’l Guard commitment (incomplete)

– Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat role making movies

– Gerald Ford: Navy, WWII

– John McCain: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross

– Bob Dole: an honorable veteran from WWII

– Chuck Hagel: two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, Vietnam

– Jeff Sessions: Army Reserves, 1973-1986

– G.H.W. Bush: Pilot in WWII. Shot down by the Japanese

– Tom Ridge: Bronze Star for Valor in Vietnam

Pundits and Preachers

– Sean Hannity: did not serve.

– Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a ‘pilonidal cyst.’)

– Bill O’Reilly: did not serve.

– Michael Savage: did not serve.

– George Will: did not serve.

– Chris Matthews: did not serve, joined the Peace Corps

– Paul Gigot: did not serve.

– Bill Bennett: did not serve.

– Pat Buchanan: did not serve.

– Bill Kristol: did not serve.

– Kenneth Starr: did not serve.

– Michael Medved: did not serve.

Source (s):

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