George H.W. Bush leaves his mark on military
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President George Herbert Walker Bush enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday. During his service, he flew a total of 58 missions as a combat pilot, including one that nearly cost him his life. 

"He was shot down by the Japanese bombing a radio tower on an island called (Tijima)," Warren Finch, director at the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum, said. "He parachuted out, hit his head on the back of the plane and came to with a ripped parachute in the water, in the sea, and was rescued by...

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