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“a Fingernail Scratch”

That’s how John Kerry’s commanding officer in Vietnam described the wound for which the future presidential candidate received his first Purple Heart, according to the Boston Globe.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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