Bush's "Champagne" Service
Molly Ivins, in her book Shrub, lists the son of Texas Governor John Connally, the son of Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen, and the son of Texas Senator John Tower, along with members of the Dallas Cowboys football franchise (the only blacks) as members of Bush's "Champagne Unit" in the Texas Air National Guard. The 111th was where GW Bush met James Bath. If you want to look at Bush's dereliction of duty, Paul Lukasiak's pages are still best. If you want a detailed, in-depth history of the F-102, where I got many of the facts for this post, Mr J Baugher is the source. Wikipedia hosts this timeline of Bush service. This post is about the life cycle of the F-102A Delta Dagger and how it kept GW Bush, a young lieutenant in the US Air Force, as far as possible from danger during the Viet Nam War, while making him appear to be a fighter jock.