Bush was one of the greatest. I'm sure most people have seen the photo's of Bush being rescued by a US submarine off the coast of Iowa Jima ( actually an adjacent island). A very good read is available, "Flyboys" that illustrates how close we came to not having Bush for our 41st president. Bush's co-pilot was killed by enemy gunfire and Bush had no choice but to bail out. If the sub had not picked up Bush, the tides would have caused him to land on the beaches, that were swarming with the Japanese. Bush's chance of surviving his capture by the Japanese was "zero". Besides ritual torture, Americans prisoners were routinely eaten. (cannabilism) Gen. Douglas McAuthor, and others, kept this information secret, and was not made public until fifty years later. (Freedom of Information Act).Here is a nice piece by Pres. Reagan's former administrative assistant, Peggy Grande.
41, thanks for your heroic service in WWII.
George Bush was a remarkable man (and the ultimate wingman)