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November 08, 2009

Former President and First Lady George and Laura Bush Go to Ft. Hood

Uncle Jimbo mentioned this in his earlier post, and I missed it this weekend. The story linked says the news broke yesterday, I can tell you I'm pretty close to Hood, with some personal and professional ties to the base, and I didn't hear a whisper of it. Or better said (not that I would hear about it), there was no info about it locally, it was kept under wraps. No publicity.

Last night former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura made a secret visit to the devastated military families at Fort Hood.

The Bushes instructed the commander of the mourning military base that they wanted no publicity. With their Secret Service detail, Bush and his wife made the 30 mile trip unannounced from their ranch near Crawford, Texas Friday evening.

Fox News broke news of the visit this afternoon. Other sources said the former first couple spent about two hours meeting with the wounded, family and soldiers, talking quietly and at times hugging them as they did in private at other times of crisis such as post-9/11.

I don't have anything to add really, except to thank them for doing something noteworthy and commendable, something that could not have been easy to do.

Thanks to them both. I am very sure it meant a lot to the soldiers and their families.



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posted by Dave In Texas at 05:42 PM

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