Speaking of Kerry's medals
I've been participating for some time now in discussions at Bandit's Hideout regarding all the issues surrounding Senator Kerry's service in Vietnam. Bandit and RiverRat have produced a handy analysis of Kerry's medals, which you might want to read when you have some time. They indicate serious issues with every medal Kerry has except one; his second Purple Heart.
Bandit has also published an article debunking the idea that Rev. David Alston and John Kerry ever served together.