Wishing a very happy birthday to former President George HW Bush...Bush 41 at 93 on June 12th.
He is an amazing man, yes, born to a privileged East Coast family, but whose character and fortitude forged his incredible accomplishment. This is the son of a US Senator who enlisted into World War II as soon as he became 18 years old. Bush 41 was the youngest aviator in the US Navy at the time....and fought in the Pacific war. It defines him in many ways.
This Bush loves the water and boating. Get him to talk about the roaring engines on his speedboat some time! As Commander in Chief and later, his love for the Navy is documented, but truly bestowed on all of our military. It’s the Army’s Golden Knights who provided his legendary parachute jumps on so many of his birthdays.
I’ve posted a photo, thanking President Bush for allowing me to jump with the Golden Knights on his 80th birthday, 13 years ago.
Photo by Shara Fryer