William B. Rood of the Chicago Tribune was with Kerry on February 28, 1969 at the incident which won Kerry a silver star.
But Kerry's critics, armed with stories I know to be untrue, have charged that the accounts of what happened were overblown. The critics have taken pains to say they're not trying to cast doubts on the merit of what others did, but their version of events has splashed doubt on all of us. It's gotten harder and harder for those of us who were there to listen to accounts we know to be untrue, especially when they come from people who were not there.
Now you can read his account, which he never wanted to recall, of that fateful day. Hopefully these pitiful, greedy veterans who are smearing Senator Kerry will one day realize that they did a great disservice to all the active solidiers and Vietnam vets.
UPDATE: But before we forget about this topic, you must see this video of Senator John McCain in 2000 telling george bush that 'he ought to be ashamed' and you ought to see george's face. I don't believe I have much respect for McCain anymore since he is cruising around the country with bush.