Josephine Young Professor Jimmy Thomas HIUS 222-D11 December 10, 2018 George H. W. Bush George H. W. Bush was the 41st president of the United States of America and was a very inspiring figure. From being involved in World War II to his involvement in politics, his influence in American history shows no limit. With his most notable presidential achievement being liberating Kuwait from Saddam Hussein, George H. W. Bush’s life shows incredible dedication to the country he served. Born on June 12, 1924, to a family that was already influential in American politics, George H. W. Bush attended Phillips Academy, Andover. Once he graduated, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy and was a torpedo bomber pilot during World War II, from 1942 to 1944. His plane had been shot down during a mission in the Pacific in 1944 but was shortly rescued by a U. S. Navy submarine. He had received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. Previously, in 1941, he had met and started dating his future wife, Barbara Pierce, whom he married in 1945. After his service in World War II, he attended Yale University. After graduating in 1948, he moved with his family to Texas, where he became involved in the oil industry. He co-founded
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