Kerry Was a 'Loose Cannon' While in Vietnam, Says Ex-Commander -- 05/04/2004: "He arrived in country with a strong anti-Vietnam War bias and a self-serving determination to build a foundation for his political future,' Hoffmann said. 'He was aggressive, but vain and prone to impulsive judgment, often with disregard to specific tactical assignments. He was a loose cannon.
'In an abbreviated tour of four months and 12 days,' Hoffmann added, 'and with his specious medals secure, Lt. j.g. (junior grade) Kerry bugged out of Vietnam and began his infamous betrayal of all United States forces in the Vietnam War.'"