25. September 2004 · Comments Off on Bush Volunteered For ‘Nam · Categories: General

Just when you thought the service record issue was dead…

Josh Micah Marshall claims that Marc Racicot lied when he said George Bush volunteered to go to Vietnam, Josh is relying upon Bush’s 1968 enlistment forms, and the fact that the Palace Alert program ended shortly after Bush graduated flight training in 1970. However, we now find, according to retired ANG Colonel Ed Morrisey, Bush volunteered again:

“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.

I’ve got an email into Byron York, perhaps the journalist most familiar with Bush’s service record, hoping to find out when Bush had accumulated 300 hours of flight time. Or perhaps one of our own astute readers or contributors can help me out?

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