And you apparently missed this part of the article....
"There were three swift boats on the river that day in Vietnam more than 35 years ago -- three officers and 15 crew members. Only two of those officers remain to talk about what happened on February 28, 1969," he wrote in a story that appeared on the newspaper's Web site on Saturday.
And yet there were several crewmen also there that day. I wonder what they think? Or does the word of an officer mean more to you than that of a lowly enlisted man? Is this more hypocrisy? Elitism? Believing what you want to believe and disregarding the rest? Seems like it to me.