Did Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal lie about his military service?

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May 18, 2010, 12:06 pm
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(NECN: Jennifer Eagan) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is planning to address a report that he has misstated his military service during the Vietnam War.

The Democrat will hold a news conference to respond to a New York Times report, which posted a video of him at a 2008 event saying he had served in "Vietnam."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/nyregion/18blumenthal.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEZm_Gc8-Xw

Blumenthal's campaign on Monday night called the report an "outrageous distortion" of his record.

A Times spokesperson says the paper stands by its story.

Stay with NECN and NECN.com for complete coverage of today's press conference. He is expected to speak at 2pm.

Tags: Jennifer Eagan, Richard Blumenthal, military service, Vietnam War, The New York Times
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