Bob Dole's War Record

July 25, 1996

In his campaign for the Presidency, Bob Dole emphasizes his record as a war hero from WWII, hoping to appeal to older generations of voters. But the emphasis on Dole’s war injuries also serves to shine a contrasting negative light on President Clinton who dodged military service during the Vietnam War.

GUEST: ROBERT ELLIS, author of a piece about Bob Dole’s war record in the upcoming issue of the Nation. Ellis served in the 10th Mountain division with Dole’s in World War II and disputes the war Dole, his campaign and some of his biographers are portraying Dole’s military service.