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This is an eye-opener ..........> > > 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 as an 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. > Paraplegic from war injuries. Served in Congress. > > * Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-53. > > * 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; 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 > > * Howell Heflin: Silver Star > > * George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII. > > * Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft but recei ved #311. > > * Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy. > > * Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953 > > * John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and AirMedal with 18 Clusters. > > * Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg. > > > REPUBLICANS -- and these are the guys SENDING PEOPLE TO WAR: > > * Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage. &g t; > * Dennis Hastert: did not serve. > > * Tom Delay: did not serve. > > * Roy Blunt: did not serve. > > * Bill Frist: did not serve. > > * Mitch McConnell: did not serve. > > * Rick Santorum: did not serve. > > * Trent Lott: did not serve. > > * John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business. > > * Jeb Bush: did not serve. > > * Karl Rove: did not serve. (Bush's Machiavelli) > > * Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked Max Cleland's patriotism. > > * Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve. Neocon warhawk & gt; > * Vin Weber: did not serve. > > * Richard Perle: did not serve. Neocon warhawk > > * 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. > > * Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight instructor. > > * George W. Bush: failed to complete his six-year National Guard; got assigned to Alabama so he could campaign for family friend running for U.S. Senate; failed to show up for required medical exam, disappeared from duty. > > * Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non- combat role making movies. > > * B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted after fighting was over in Korea. > > * Phil Gramm: did not serve. > > * John McCain: Vietnam POW, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, > > Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. Remember how the Bush campaign trashed him in the Republican primaries in 2000? > > * Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve. > > * John M. McHugh: did not serve. > > * JC Watts: did not serve. > > * Jack Kemp: did not serve. "Knee problem, " although continued in NFL for 8 years as quarterback. (Win one for the Gipper!!) > > * Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard. > > * Rudy Giuliani: did not serve. > > * George Pataki: did not serve. > > * Spencer Abraham: did not serve. > > * John Engler: did not serve. > > * Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer. > > * Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base. (Our gift from Austria) > > > > Pundits & 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. > > * Paul Gigot: did not serve. > > * Bill Bennett: did not serve. > > * Pat Buchanan: did not serve. > > * John Wayne: did not serve. > > * Bill Kristol: did not serve. > > * Kenneth Starr: did not serve. > > * Antonin Scalia: did not serve. > > * Clarence Thomas: did not serve. > > * Ralph Reed: did not serve. > > * Michael Medved: did not serve. > > * Charlie Daniels: did not serve. > > * Ted Nugent: did not serve. (He only shoots at things that don't shoot back.) > > Please keep this information circulating > >

 

Howard Carroll is an Illinois State Senator.
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