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Fox News nails Ben Carson on his lie about being General Westmoreland offering him a scholarship to West Point. West Point does not give nor accepts scholarships. It was not until Carson's campaign admitted that Carson lied did Fox report it but they did report it.
General Westmorland was not in Detroit on Memorial Day in 1969, but he was there earlier in February of 1969 to attend a banquet in honor of two Medal of Honor recipients. Excerpted from a story appearing in The Detroit News on November 7, 2015 in an article entitled, 'Carson's Westmorland Story Doesn't Match Records:
"...The Detroit News on Friday reviewed Westmoreland’s schedule for the dates in question among his official papers housed at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pa.
The Army records and Detroit News archival records show Westmoreland was in Detroit on Feb. 18, 1969, for a dinner honoring a Vietnam War veteran. The banquet was for Congressional Medal of Honor winner Dwight Johnson, a Detroit African-American who risked his life “beyond the call of duty,” according to a website about black participation in the Vietnam War.
Carson spokesman Doug Watts could not immediately explain the discrepancies in Carson’s published account of meeting Westmoreland on Memorial Day 1969 and the general being in Washington that day.
“Dr. Carson was the top ROTC student in the city of Detroit,” Watts said in an email to The News. “In that role he was invited to meet General Westmoreland. He believes it was at a banquet. He can’t remember with specificity their brief conversation but it centered around Dr. Carson’s performance as ROTC City Executive Officer.”
Carson’s spokesman could not pinpoint whether Carson met Westmoreland in February 1969 in Detroit or on Memorial Day 1969 as detailed in his memoir.
“We believe he met Westmoreland at the banquet,” Watts told The New News."