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    Question auto-undecorated

    What about this one?

    "Ceremoniously decorated and subsequently unceremoniously auto-undecorated Vietnam War veteran" (John Kerry)

    I understood that he got a medal, but what happened then?

    thanks.

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    Default Re: auto-undecorated

    He had overstated his involvement. When his exaggeration was exposed, he was 'unceremoniously auto-undecorated'. He had to retract his overstatements.

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    Default Re: auto-undecorated

    Did they take his medal back then? Or does the author want to mention that he didn't deserve a medal?

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    Default Re: auto-undecorated

    You can read more about it here: snopes.com: John Kerry's Service Record

    The reports of the falseness of the reports have also been exaggerated over time. I couldn't remember the real story any longer myself.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Hi lorenya

    Does the following reference help answer your query, particularly the section headed "Anti-war activism (1970–1971)":

    John Kerry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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