Navy says Kerry's service awards were properly approved. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy's chief investigator concluded Friday that procedures were f
September 16, 2004

Navy says Kerry's service awards were properly approved.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy's chief investigator concluded Friday that procedures were followed properly in the approval of Sen. John Kerry's Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals, according to an internal Navy memo.

Vice Adm. R.A. Route, the Navy inspector general, conducted the review of Kerry's Vietnam-ear military service awards at the request of Judicial Watch, a public interest group. The group has also asked for the release of additional records documenting the Democratic presidential candidate's military service.

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