Today, Friday November 30, 2018, the United States lost a great Amaerican patriot. President George H.W. Bush departed this life at 94 years old.
George W, Bush made the following statement on Twitter announcing his Fathers passing. “George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” he said. “The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”
George H.W.Bush was the 41st president of the United States and had given his entire adult life to servitude to this Country. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18 and was commissioned the same year. While in the Navy he became one the youngest pilots in WWII . He flew 58 combat missions and was shot down in 1944 only 600 miles off the Japanese coast. He was able to bail out and rescued. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
After returning from the war he attended and graduated from Yale. Upon graduation Bush moved to Texas and went to work in the oil business. While there he was elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1970 Bush ran for and lost a Senate race, but was appointed to a series of high-level political positions: U.S. Ambassador to the UN, chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
In 1980 and again in 1984 he was elected tas Ronald Reagan’s vice president and in 1988 was elected President of the United States with Sen. Dan Quayle as his Vice President. As President, he is best know for his victory over Sadam Husain, expelling his Forces from Kuwait. However, his greatest accomplishment while in office may very well be the way he was able to guide our nation and the world though the conclusion of the Cold War.
President Trump release the following statement upon hearing of President Bush’s passing, “Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night.
Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, “a thousand points of light” illuminating the greatness, hope, and opportunity of America to the world.
President Bush always found a way to set the bar higher. As a young man, he captained the Yale baseball team, and then went on to serve as the youngest aviator in the United States Navy during the Second World War. Later in life, he rose to the pinnacle of American politics as a Congressman from Texas, envoy to China, Director of Central Intelligence, Vice President of eight years to President Ronald Reagan, and finally President of the United States.
With sound judgement, common sense, and unflappable leadership, President Bush guided our Nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War. As President, he set the stage for the decades of prosperity that have followed. And through all that he accomplished, he remained humble, following the quiet call to service that gave him a clear sense of direction.
Along with his full life of service to country, we will remember President Bush for his devotion to family—especially the love of his life, Barbara. His example lives on, and will continue to stir future Americans to pursue a greater cause. Our hearts ache with his loss, and we, with the American people, send our prayers to the entire Bush family, as we honor the life and legacy of 41.”