Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Dr. Carl Perrin is still in the race for the Democratic nomination, although he is not actively campaigning. Perrin has revealed to news sources that he misspoke when he said he led an infantry platoon in a charge up Pork Chop Hill in Korea. The candidate was speaking to some other war veterans at the village clubhouse when he told how he led the third platoon of Item Company of the 200th Infantry Regiment in the battle toward the end of the Korean War.
When news sources confronted Perrin with the fact that he never was in Korea and in fact spent the war as a clerk in a personnel office, he admitted that it was true he had never been in Korea. The only time he was under fire was in the infiltration course during basic training. His memory isn’t what it used to be, he admitted, and he must have confused the infiltration course with his viewing of the 1959 movie “Pork Chop Hill,” starring Gregory Peck.
“I wasn’t at Pork Chop Hill,” the former soldier admitted, but I was in Item Company of the 200th Infantry Regiment in South Carolina.”