Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush:
“The life of President George Herbert Walker Bush is an inspiration to all Americans. Today, we remember and honor his example of character, leadership, and service. His efforts throughout a long career of public service touched each of us in many ways, but none were more inspiring and impactful than his contributions to the defense of our nation.
“From being the Navy’s youngest pilot in the early days of World War II to serving as Commander in Chief in the last days of the Cold War and through Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, President Bush’s five decades of defending the American people and American principles have few rivals in our history.
“On behalf of U.S. military forces everywhere, we salute President Bush and his incredible legacy of leadership and service to our nation.”
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