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 Post subject: Feinstein Challenger's Battleship Claims a "Mistake&quo
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:36 pm 
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Feinstein challenger's battleship claims a 'mistake'

Longshot U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mountjoy's claims that he served about the famed battleship Missouri during the Korean war are false, according to today's edition of the Los Angeles Times.

The 74-year-old Mountjoy, who is currently in a longshot bid against Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), did serve on the heavy cruiser Bremerton, and briefly on the submarine Stickleback. However, rosters for the celebrated Missouri indicate he never served on board.

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The statement about the Missouri was on Mountjoy's campaign website, alongside a photo of him as a young sailor. It read:

"After graduating from Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte High School, Dick joined the Navy and served during the Korean War aboard the Battleship Missouri."

The claim also was featured in a film on the website.

Mountjoy, who is waging a longshot campaign against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, blamed the "mistake" about his service on misinformation from an unknown source, dating back at least six years.



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I find it amazing that anybody who served on a battleship in any war wouldn't remember that battleship's name accurately. For sure, if they don't, they just might be too senile to be in politics. We've got enough stupids as it is...don't add senility to the lineup, please.

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