How We Fought the War
Bob Kerrey's Revolting Medal of Honor
St. Clair, Jeffrey; Cockburn, Alexanderhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/07/how-we-fought-the-war-bob-kerreys-revolting-medal-of-honor/
Publisher: Counter Punch
Year Published: 2016 First Published: 2001
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19529
On May 16, 2016, former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey was named chairman of Fulbright University, a US-backed college with ties to the State Department in Ho Chi Minh City. During his recent visit to Vietnam, President Barack Obama heaped praise on Kerrey, a former Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. What Obama failed to mention is that Kerrey also supervised one of the most atrocious war crimes of that ghastly war. The unit he lead killed women and children during an assassination mission in 1969. Some of the victims had their throats slit. Instead of being charged with war crimes, Kerrey was awarded a Medal of Honor for his role in another operation of that year in Nha Trong Bay.