A comment by Mike H. on Everyday Hero stands up to Al Gore the Scaremonger
Iwo Gina, Kerry quite possibly received a Less Than Honorable Discharge because that is the only discharge than can be upgraded without petitioning the President for an upgrade. Jimmy Carter could have still signed it but a Less Than Honorable Discharge, if there is no indication of legal infraction in the intervening period, automatically upgrades to an Honorable Discharge on its own. I personally wish that he had received the punishment that was called for by treating with the enemy in Europe while he was still in uniform, a Dishonorable Discharge and Life imprisonment.
As you'll notice anytime I talk about sKerry I lose my sense of humor. Sorry.