1st purple heart earned for a self inflicted wound when he threw a grenade to close and it ricocheted and a small piece of shrapnel lodged in his armwas a difficult operation involving forceps and a bandaid to patch him up.
2nd purple heart another self inflicted wound caused when Kerry threw a grenade in a mound of rice and was hit in the hip by flying rice.
3rd purple heart the hero JFK bumped his ass against the pilot house on his boat when it accelerated and he was thrown off balance.
Bronze Star earned when he was involved in a fire fight and threw a soldier of the back of the boat when he accelerated the boat too fast running away from the action and leaving the other swiftboats in the fire fight. Of course JFK the true hero lied on his after action report and made himself out to be a hero.
Silver Star earned when JFK opened fire on a family sampan killing the father and son. Then JFK lied on the after action report and said there were 5 VC in the boat firing at him.
JFK was such a hero he did it all within 4 months when most
every Swift boat vet served a minimum of 1 year in Vietnam.
What a hero compared to Bush who was a fighter jet pilot for 5 years and put his life on the line every time he flied.