On the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he led a series of hearings from 1987 to 1989 which were a precursor to the Iran–Contra affair.
For that service, he was awarded combat medals that include the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, and three Purple Heart Medals.
Securing an early return to the United States, Kerry joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War organization in which he served as a nationally recognized spokesman and as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War. from Boston College Law School, Kerry worked in Massachusetts as an Assistant District Attorney.
He appeared in the Fulbright Hearings before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs where he deemed United States war policy in Vietnam to be the cause of war crimes. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis from 1983 to 1985 and was elected to the U. Senate in 1984 and was sworn in the following January.
John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American diplomat and Democratic Party politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State.
He previously served in the United States Senate, where he chaired the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Kerry was the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in the 2004 presidential election, losing to Republican incumbent George W. Kerry was born in Aurora, Colorado and attended boarding school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
He graduated from Yale University class of 1966 with a political science major.
It was perhaps the most controversial cover for LIFE magazine, which usually steered clear of controversy.
Paul Schutzers captured this image of a Viet Cong prisoner gagged and bound, being taken prisoner by American forces during the Vietnam War.