George W. Bush's military service/Documents
The following are links to Documents pertinent to George W. Bush's military service. Also see George W. Bush's military service/External Links 1999-2003, George W. Bush's military service/External Links 2004, and George W. Bush's military service/Timeline.
- The Military records of George Walker Bush obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
- Robert A. Rogers, Bush's Military Record Reveals Grounding and Absence for Two Full Years published by Democrats Community.
- Still Unreported: The Pay-Off In Bush Air Guard Fix, Greg Palast, 29 August 2004
From the Washington Post:
- USAF Reserve Personnel Record Card "showing the number of service points earned from May 1972 to May 1973."
- ARF Statement of Points Earned "which shows points earned in October and November of 1972; January of 1973; and April and May of 1973. It does not indicate how the points were earned."
- ARF Statement of Points Earned "which shows points earned in May and June of 1973."
- Memo "reviewing the documents from Albert C. Lloyd Jr., a retired personnel officer in the Texas Air National Guard."
- Summary of Service Dates and Payroll Records, 1972 and 1973.
From Slate: Documents released by White House February 10, 2004:
- Memorandum, Albert C. Lloyd, Jr., LTC (Ret.).
- USAF Reserve Personnel Record Card 27 May 1972-26 May 1973.
- ARF Statement of Points Earned Oct 1972 - May 1973.
- ARF Statement of Points Earned May 1973-July 1973.
- Dates: January 1972 - January 1973 (not inclusive).
- Bush's Honorable Discharge.
- Early Discharge.
- Suspension from Flying.
"A copy of a paystub of George W. Bush while serving in the Air National Guard, released by the White House Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004. The White House, facing election-year questions about President Bush's military service, released pay records and other information Tuesday that it said supports Bush's assertion that he fulfilled his duty as a member of the Air National Guard during the Vietnam war." (AP Photo/White House)
13 February 2004: "Hidden Details on Bush's Guard Form Revealed. The latest disclosure shows he was cited for a college prank and that as a teen he got speeding tickets and was involved in two crashes" by Richard A. Serrano and Edwin Chen, Los Angeles Times: "White House officials on Thursday released information that had been withheld from earlier disclosures of President Bush's National Guard record, showing that Bush was cited for a prank in college and that as a teenager he was involved in two traffic collisions and received two speeding tickets. ... The information, which had been blacked out in a copy of the application released when Bush was running for president four years ago, was provided by White House spokesman Scott McClellan while traveling with Bush to an education and job-training event in Pennsylvania. ... On Tuesday, White House officials released pay records that they said proved Bush did appear for duty with the Guard in Alabama in late 1972, a period that the president's critics have focused on in raising questions about his service. Bush had been given permission to transfer to Alabama from Texas to assist the Senate campaign of a friend of his father's. ... On Wednesday night, the White House released records from a January 1973 dental exam that Bush took at the Montgomery, Ala., airfield -- another sign that he was indeed there during that time period. ... Then Thursday morning, McClellan -- responding to a copy of the partially blacked-out application that had surfaced anew in several newspapers and in an upcoming book -- revealed for the first time the portion of the document that had been excised. The document was part of a May 1968 background check that Guard applicants were required to fill out. ... McClellan showed the full document to reporters but did not release copies. ... On the form, Bush was asked: 'Have you ever been arrested, indicted or convicted for any violation of civil or military law including minor traffic violations? (If YES, explain stating nature of offense, date, name and place of the court and disposition of the case.)' ... According to McClellan's unaltered copy, Bush responded: 'Misdemeanor, New Haven, Connecticut, December 1966, charge dismissed. ... Two speeding tickets, July '64 and August '64, $10 fine, Houston traffic court. ... Two collisions, July '62 and August '62, $25 fine, Houston traffic court.' ... Pilot logs and unit diaries that might be part of a Guard pilot's record have not been released. It is not known whether those documents exist in Bush's record, but such information would add details of his service experience. ... The White House has not fully explained several aspects of Bush's Guard record, including two suspensions for 'failure to accomplish' a physical examination and the fact that no one has stepped forward from the Alabama squadron who remembers Bush being there. ... While contending that the Guard had blacked out the arrests in the application form for privacy reasons, McClellan would not explain why the White House had an unaltered copy."