Ronald Reagan told visiting Israeli premier Yitzhak Shamir in fall of 1983 that he had helped liberate the Auschwitz concentration camp as a soldier in the European theater and had taken footage of the horrors of the camp.
Reagan was in uniform during WW II, but was detailed to Hollywood. He never left the United States.
“In his 2000 campaign autobiography, ghosted by Karen Hughes, George W Bush claimed that after completing his training in the F-102 fighter plane, “I continued flying with my unit for the next several years.” “He tried to volunteer for service in Vietnam ‘to relieve active duty pilots’ fighting the war.”
So Bush lied about trying to volunteer for Vietnam and then lied again when he said he “continued flying with my unit” when in reality he was sloughing off on a civilian local GOP campaign
Bill O’Reilly said…”I tell you what, I’ve been in combat. I’ve seen it. I’ve been close to it. And if my unit is in danger and I got a captured guy and the guy knows where the enemy is and I’m looking him in the eye, the guy better tell me. That’s all I’m gonna tell you. If it’s life or death, he’s going first.”
O’Reilly has never been in combat.