One of the criticisms leveled at the President is that he sought guard service to keep him from serving in Vietnam.The Bush campaign should be doing better by getting that part of his record out there.
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.
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Here is part of the story of Bush's National Guard service that never gets mentioned in the MSM. Bush actually volunteered to go to Vietnam but was turned down. Here is a story from WVLT-TV CBS/8 (copyrighted) interviewing Colonel Morrissey of the Air National Guard who swore Bush in to the Texas Air National Guard.
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