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2004 US Presidential Election
September 25, 2004
Bush | Bush Volunteered For Vietnam

Knoxville’s WVLT Volunteer TV reports that when he was the National Guard President Bush volunteered for Vietnam:

One of the criticisms leveled at the President is that he sought guard service to keep him from serving in Vietnam.

Morrisey says, “not so.”

“The Air Force, in their ultimate wisdom, assembled a group of 102’s and took them to Southeast Asia. Bush volunteered to go. But he needed to have 500 [flight] hours, but he only had just over 300 hours so he wasn’t eligible to go,” Morrisey recalls.

Despite that, Lieutenant Bush stayed busy.

“He flew in active air defense missions, training missions. Day, night, regardless of inclement weather,” Morrisey says.

Colonel Morrisey assured us that to the best of his knowledge Lieutenant Bush was treated like any other officer in the Texas Air National Guard.

From California Yankee via Betsy’s Page.

Posted by Dan Spencer at September 25, 2004 12:23 PM | TrackBack

You know, I should go have a chat with Colonel Morrissey. He lives just about 10 min’s from me on the other side of Maryville.. Hummmmm

Posted by: mr lawson [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 25, 2004 04:57 PM

Sweet…I’ll be doing a video interview with him Sometime on Tues!!!

Posted by: mr lawson [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 25, 2004 05:45 PM

..Mr Lawson, the mission was code named,(Palace Alert)..
some background..

Posted by: Rob_NC [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 25, 2004 09:18 PM

one would hope that a future President would know whether he is qualified for a position for which he is volunteering. Of course, some people offer to help with dishes after the last plate has been cleared from the table — maybe he’s not as dumb as this story makes him seem.

Posted by: j [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 26, 2004 02:06 AM


My own family has a history of men who fudged a little to get into the military because they wanted in and figured they’d prove themselves once in.

Posted by: Darleen [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 26, 2004 07:21 PM

I am compelled to respond to j, our newest liberal sour puss.

You have obviously forgotten all the stories about Americans tell “fibs” to get into the service earlier. Many call this patriotism and one would hope that a person of voting age, as perhaps j is, understands this.

I doubt it however. People like j are bound by strict rules to never, ever recognize anything positive about our president. Further it is difficult for people of j’s ilk to see any good in America at all. Why these people don’t simply leave is a mystery to many.

How sad it must be j, to live in the bleak humorless world that liberalism has become.

Posted by: skip [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 27, 2004 10:26 AM

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