About Hibbard's fitness report


Much has been made about Hibbard's "glowing" fitness report on Lt. (JG) John Kerry. Those who know the military, such as the SBVFT, have said they should be taken with a grain of salt since these evaluations were notoriously inflated——especially during the Vietnam era. But even so, how much weight should it be given.
Hibbard's write—up covers the period only up to December 6, 1968. But Kerry didn't arrive in Vietnam for Swift Boat duty until November 17, 1968. He then had to undergo a month's training. So Hibbard's report is based on Kerry's perfomance while being trained. See a PDF image of the report here.

Posted by Steve Gilbert  8 26 04