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Bush Fell Short On Duty At Guard

Bush fell short on duty at GuardRecords show pledges unmet By The Globe Spotlight Team | September 8, 2004 In February, when the White House made

Bush fell short on duty at Guard

Records show pledges unmet

By The Globe Spotlight Team | September 8, 2004

In February, when the White House made public hundreds of pages of President Bush's military records,

White House officials repeatedly insisted that the records prove that Bush fulfilled his military commitment in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.

But Bush fell well short of meeting his military obligation, a Globe reexamination of the records shows: Twice during his Guard service -- first when he joined in May 1968, and again before he transferred out of his unit in mid-1973 to attend Harvard Business School -- Bush signed documents pledging to meet training commitments or face a punitive call-up to active duty.


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