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Aircraft Carrier Commissioned

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Paladin, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    "Aircraft Carrier Named the USS George H.W. Bush Commissioned"

    "NORFOLK, Va. — President George W. Bush landed Saturday on the USS George H.W. Bush, a new aircraft carrier named after his father — the ultimate honor for a decorated Navy pilot from World War II."

    "Bush joined the Navy on June 12, 1942, his 18th birthday and six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. During the war he flew torpedo bombers off the converted aircraft carrier USS San Jacinto. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals for his service.

    On a mission over the Pacific in September 1944, Bush's plane crashed into the ocean after being hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire. The future president parachuted into the sea and was rescued by a Navy submarine. He returned to combat and served until the end of the war.

    No other former president has visited a carrier named after him. Ronald Reagan was the first living ex-president to have a carrier named in his honor, but Reagan was unable to visit the vessel before he died."

    Quite a contrast between those who have served and been honored, versus a disgraced liberal president that "loathes" the military, that's been impeached, and spent most of his life in public housing.

    Mash on the link.
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I can see in the years to come the USS Clinton 1 & 2 (first all woman crew for both). And the USS Obama (first all Muslem crew, due to food and prayer services 5 times a day).
     
  3. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    A little bit better then the USS Clinton!
     
  4. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    "Maybe they will name one for the outgoing vice-president, the U.S.S Cheney. Of course the whole US fleet have to make sure it isn't shot by the "Cheney" or that the "Cheney" crew doesn't randomly attack other countries thinking it sees weapons of mass destruction."

    Or the USS Kerry, that runs when coming under fire, or provides an 'image' that is fake and phony, and also gives aid an comfort to the enemy. Or the USS Hussein, that probably will be known as the first 'unarmed' carrier.
     
  5. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    I can just see the headlines in 2012:


    Heading: "Sail-powered Destroyer USS AlGore Hijacked in Indian Ocean."

    Sub-Head: "Somali Pirates Deal Major Setback to US Military's Green Initiative"


    Fine print..."Sec. State Clinton Negotiating with Treasury to Secure $13 Million Ransom from TARP Funds."
     
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