The statement refers to an episode in which Kerry killed a Viet Cong soldier who had been carrying a rocket launcher, part of a chain of events that formed the basis of his Silver Star. Over time, some Kerry critics have questioned whether the soldier posed a danger to Kerry's crew. Crew members have said Kerry's actions saved their lives.
Yesterday, reached at his home, Elliott said he regretted signing the affidavit and said he still thinks Kerry deserved the Silver Star.
I don't think it's a big deal to shoot a retreating enemy in the back, but when was that a silver star?
The guy had an RPG and was running away. You cap Charlie. Why is shooting Charlie in the back a silver star?
My second cousin held down DaNang. They had air drops. open field to retrieve supplies. That's a silver star.