Statement on The Passing of George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush our 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 has died. His lifelong service to the United States of America started six months after Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor; ex-president Bush enlisted into the US Navy on his eighteenth birthday to became naval aviator; serving with distension till the end of World War II. In 1966, Bush was elected to a seat in the United States House of representatives from the 7th District of Texas. Nixon noticed and appreciated the sacrifice Bush had made of his Congressional position, so he appointed him United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

He was confirmed unanimously by the Senate, and served for two years, beginning in 1971. In 1973, amidst the Watergate scandal, Nixon asked Bush to become chairman of the Republican National Committee. President Gerald Ford appointed Bush to be Chief of the US Liaison Office in the People’s Republic of China. In 1976 Ford brought Bush back to Washington to become the Director of the Central Intelligence for 357 days from January 30, 1976 till January 20, 1977. Bush served two terms as vice president for President Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989.

He will be remembered,

John W. Bryant, Major, US Army Retired