Biden Tells Powerful Story About His Encounter With A Navy Captain …That Never Happened

Ashley (Kimber)

This is so freaking TWISTED, folks. I don’t even know what to make of it.

Last Friday Joe Biden told an audience in New Hampshire an incredibly powerful story about a Navy Captain who refused the Silver Star Biden was to pin on his chest.

According to Daily Wire:

The Washington Post reports that Biden told the story of a four-star general who asked Biden, when he was vice-president, to take a dangerous trip to Kunar province in Afghanistan so he could put the Silver Star on the chest of a Navy captain who had rappelled down a 60-foot ravine under fire and brought back the body of an American soldier.

Biden said he was warned about the danger of the trip but bravely insisted, “We can lose a vice president. We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.” Biden claimed that when he attempted to pin the medal on the Navy captain, the soldier responded, “Sir, I don’t want the damn thing! Do not pin it on me, Sir! Please, Sir. Do not do that! He died. He died!”

(Sorry to interrupt, but I feel the need to clarify that whoever wrote the source called the Captain a soldier. Not me. He’s a sailor. ANYWAY, moving on.)

Addressing the silent crowd, Biden concluded, “This is the God’s truth. My word as a Biden.”

only there’s one liiiiittle problem.

That didn’t happen. not even close.

The Post succinctly commented, “Except almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect.” The Post delineated how Biden conflated different stories in order to create his whopper, crediting interviews with more than a dozen U.S. troops, their commanders and Biden campaign officials to help them discover the truth.

The Post wrote:

iden visited Kunar province in 2008 as a U.S. senator, not as vice president. The service member who performed the celebrated rescue that Biden described was a 20-year-old Army specialist, not a much older Navy captain. And that soldier, Kyle J. White, never had a Silver Star, or any other medal, pinned on him by Biden. At a White House ceremony six years after Biden’s visit, White stood at attention as President Barack Obama placed a Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, around his neck.


The Post concluded, “The upshot: In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony.”

So is he so dumb he thinks no one would find out this was complete and total bull?

Or is he so out of it he believes it himself?

National Review pointed out something else:

Biden also employed the story of the fictitious Navy captain during a World War II memorial event in Australia in 2016. In that telling, the captain “climbed down about 200 feet” into a ravine in Afghanistan to rescue a comrade. Then, while stumping for Hillary Clinton that same year, Biden told the story of an Army captain who pulled a soldier out of a burning vehicle in Iraq but resisted the resulting medal. “He died. He died, Mr. Vice President,” Biden recalled the officer saying. “I don’t want the medal.”