December, 2007 we submitted a request for the Selective Service Classification
Records for Senator Saxby Chambliss, Rep Tom Tancredo and Senator Mitch
McConnell. When we received the Selective Service Classification Records from
the Selective Service System all of the records were included with the exception
of Senator Mitch McConnell's and his was an extract put together by Richard
Flahavan, Associate Director for Intergovernmental Affairs. When Richard
Flahavan was questioned about sending us an extract of Senator Mitch McConnell's
Selective Service Classification Record, he responded in writing that
Selective Service no longer has access to Selective Service records for men born
prior to 1960." Knowing that we had already received the full Selective
Service Classification Records for Senator Saxby Chambliss, Rep Tom Tancredo
born in 1943 and 1945 respectively we felt that Richard Flahavan was possibly
covering for Senator Mitch McConnell. In Richard Flahavan's extract he writes
U.S. Army ordered him to undergo an Armed Forces Physical Examination which he
did July 9, 1967. Apparently, he did not pass because he was released from the
U.S. Army Reserve August 15, 1967." I just love that word apparently!
Several correspondences later we decided to request the information we needed from the National Archives Southeast Region in Atlanta and they sent us Mitch McConnell's complete Selective Service Classification Records and when we looked under column 7 Armed Forces Physical Examination it was blank, indicating that Mitch McConnell did not receive a Armed Forces Physical Examination as stated by Richard Flahavan, in his extract. If the Selective Service Classification Record is correct and Mitch McConnell didn't receive Armed Forces Physical Examination, then how could he flunk the Armed Forces Physical Examination he didn't take and what is the real reason Mitch McConnell didn't serve his country during the Vietnam war?
Senator Mitch McConnell has an obligation to clear this up and I'm suggesting he publish his military discharge papers for all of us to see and until that time we have good reason to believe he has something to hide.