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GW Bush, Military Pilot?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 9:22 am



Was G.W. Bush a military pilot? If he was, then what did he fly and for which branch. Thanks
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JohnM
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RE: GW Bush, Military Pilot?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 9:28 am

My understanding is the Texas ANG, F-102's.
 
Contact_tower
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RE: GW Bush, Military Pilot?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 4:53 pm

Yeah, daddy fixed a comfy job so that his boy could avoid Vietnam.......
 
jwenting
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RE: GW Bush, Military Pilot?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 6:09 pm

Not quite, Tower. Only a fraction of the US military got sent to Vietnam, not ever serviceman who never went there was helped by outsiders.
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Contact_tower
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RE: GW Bush, Military Pilot?

Thu Sep 27, 2001 3:49 am

But you got to agree that serving as a pilot in an interceptor in ANG is pretty safe, and i base my comment on a pice in Newsweek a read during last years presidential campain!

It was a obvious that he didi it just for the "credit" Big grin

(I allso understand that that only a fraction of US military was in Vietnam, compared to deployments in europe during the cold war.)
 
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RE: GW Bush, Military Pilot?

Fri Sep 28, 2001 7:48 am

He would have still had to go to Vietnam if his ANG unit was activated to help support the active Air Force fighter units already over there.
 
Contact_tower
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RE: GW Bush, Military Pilot?

Fri Sep 28, 2001 8:37 am

This concludes the matter, I belive?

http://www.georgebush2000.com/One_year_gap_in_Bush_s_Guard_duty+.shtml

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns/wh2000/stories/bush072899.htm
 
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RE: GW Bush, Military Pilot?

Mon Oct 01, 2001 11:16 pm

If only a fraction got sent to Vietnam, why was there a draft?

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