A profile of John Kerry.

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June 6 2003 11:18 AM

Profile: John Kerry

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Previous marriages: One (1970-1988).

Children from previous marriage: Two adult daughters.

Military history: U.S. Navy (1966-1970). Commanded a river gunboat in Vietnam. Won Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts.

Medical history: Surgery for prostate cancer in February 2003.

Parents' jobs: Father was a Foreign Service officer; mother was from elite Forbes family.

Net worth: $165.4 million-$626.3 million, including spouse's assets.

Religion: Catholic.

Campaign songs: "I Won't Back Down" (Tom Petty), "No Surrender" (Bruce Springsteen).

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.

Avi Zenilman is a former Slate intern.

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