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John Kerry Shitcanned – The Photograph

Election time is making us a little nostalgic for the memory of our last Democratic Presidential candidate, John Kerry.

John Kerry departed Vietnam some eight months early by virtue of his “wound”–but not before the Swiftees had a last chance to express their feelings about him.

After the “wounded” Kerry passed out in a drunken stupor in his last night in Anthoi his fellow officers stuffed him in a trashcan —in the military vernacular of the time they “shitcanned” him—-an event recorded on film by one of them.

In among all of Kerry’s movies this is the picture that his fellow officers actually remember of him from his short stay in Vietnam.

Of course John Kerry is a major Obama backer.

In fact, he’s probably next in line to be the Secretary Of State — or Defense.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 14th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “John Kerry Shitcanned – The Photograph”

  1. 1sttofight says:

    And he has been there ever since….

  2. DEZ says:

    Some one please take out the trash, He is smelling up the place!

  3. JohnMG says:

    Did they put him in head-first? All I can see is his ass in that photo. ;-}

  4. DEZ says:

    No wonder he stinks MG.;-}

  5. Odie44 says:

    Garbage in… garbage out.

    I wonder if the stink is still “seering in his memory”…

    I had a great conversation with my father in law to be, who is a Vietnam Vet, 5 Bronze Star, 2 Silver Star recipient concerning the Kerry types. This is a man (my father in law to be) who JOINED the army after losing a college roomate – with the explanation “if a lottery decides who go’s and dies – I don’t see the fairness, so I joined” He served 2 tours and came out a Captain. When talking about Kerry – he related a story of coming under fire, they scrambled out of their tent – and happened to break his toe, then took his position and returned fire for a few hours. When it ended – his commanding officer put in for a Purple Heart, because technically – he qualified. He said he fought tooth and nail for it to not go through and refused to accept the award, though it was presented.

    I am glad to be around and know a man of such character.

  6. JohnMG says:

    Odie44; ….”I am glad to be around and know a man of such character….”

    When you see him next, hoist one with him for me, and give him a hearty “welcome home” from a fellow VN Vet, 68-69.

  7. Odie44 says:

    John –

    Will do, like many vets, he rarely talks about these things and to this day says “I did what I had to do”. No bravado, no claims, its quite amazing.

  8. JohnMG says:

    Odie44; It was the right thing to do. As we say at the reunions, “I don’t know what happened. We were winning when I left.”

  9. Odie44 says:

    John –

    I forgot to thank you for your service, my fault. My dad was a navy submariner, who was in tactical recon during the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missle Crisis, while aboard the USS Angler, non nuclear sub. He is technically a Vietnam Vet (served until 1966) but refuses to consider himself one because he served in the Atlantic fleet, without coming near the Gulf of Tonkin (sic) and Vietnam.

    I am a lucky guy to know such men.

  10. JohnMG says:

    No apology necessary, Odie. It appears the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. By the way, my oldest grandson just recently completed boot camp and is in his MOS school right now. He’s a 4th generation Marine.

    Best wishes on your up-coming nuptials, too. Mrs. MG and I are 40 years and counting. Just like with 1st, when you find a good one grab on tight–it’s a helluva ride. ;-}

  11. JerseyGrrrl says:

    “All I can see is his ass in that photo.” How can you tell the difference? Just wondering.

  12. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    Does anyone have a picture of John Kerry in Cambodia in 1968 hanging Richard Nixon Christmas Decorations along the banks of the Mekong River?!? I was hoping to give an Autographed one to my Grandma.

  13. JohnMG says:

    I was there on R&R at the same time. Kerry and I went to the Bing Crosby/HoChiMinh/Shriners benefit dance. He ruined it for everyone when he tripped and fell face first into the peel-n-eat shrimp bowl. That’s what he got his 3rd ‘Heart” for. Lucky for him we got him med-evaced out of there before the waiters could recover and kick his ass!

  14. 1sttofight says:

    John, did you go to his graduation?

  15. fluffy says:

    On Nov 4th, I will do my part to shit-can John Forbes Kerry from the Senate. Cross your fingers, folks. The wind is shifting here in the People’s Republic.

  16. JohnMG says:

    We were supposed to graduate together, but he took a sabbatical from high school to help Al Gore invent the internet. They both had to be held back a year for that.

    He and Al actually were a graduating class of two. In his biography J.F. Kerry stated that he actually graduated second in his class, and Al Gore graduated second from last. This was just before his second movie, “Cambodia Caper” , was released to critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival. Or is that the “Campbells Soup Vegetable”?

  17. wytammic says:

    Happy marriage Odie. :) Sounds like you’re marrying into a great family.

    Also, you go fluffy! Take it to ’em!

  18. Liberals Demise says:

    @ JohnMG:
    WELCOME HOME BROTHER!!!! You brought a smile to this jarheads face!
    Kerry = Stolen Valor / Stolen Honor
    USMC ’71-’76
    RVN ’72-’73 ” I ” Corps

  19. JohnMG says:

    Thanks, LD, and Semper Fi.

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