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Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Senate Front-Runner, Never 'Served In Vietnam,' Despite Claims

05/17/2010 09:51 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life.

"We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam," Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008.

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There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam.

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