The Romster has been taking quite a bit of abuse on this one, especially given the added revelation that in 1978 he told the Boston Globe: "My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit."
He has been defending himself by saying that "saw" means "was aware of," not literally "saw," a defense that I gather he will not try to extend to the 1978 claim.
All the same, I am reminded of that bit - is it from Monty Python? I can't quite remember - that goes something like this:
"Is it for the likes of you that I lost my leg in the War?"
"But James, you have both your legs."
"I was speaking metaphorically, you fool!"