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Old 12-02-2018, 12:00 PM
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Obviously I had the wrong island.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:07 PM
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He was carrying a .38. He mentions in the last half of this interview:

https://youtu.be/j35moiOeLqQ
Aha, ok. Thank you
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:23 PM
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That was a good interview. I watch that, remember what happened in '92 and can only shake my head.
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:10 PM
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I always knew I liked George Bush and the posted video affirmed my feelings.
It is sad and regrettable that his generation is almost gone. RIP Sir. You were a Commander in Chief who had been there and done that. God speed Sir, fair winds and following seas.
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:40 PM
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I have read about the stories of Chichi Jima and the cannibalism there, including a small segment that recounts G.H.W.B and his "almost" capture. The book went into detail about the Japanese doctor who took captured men and then ate their livers. as well as surgically cutting them up so as to preserve the living human as long as possible. I will try and find that source.

edit: details.
I believe this is the book - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyboy...ry_of_Courage+

http://www.pacificatrocities.org/blo...-narrow-escape
One of the references for Chichi Jima was the book "Flyboys" by James Bradley (Flags of Our Fathers).

FYI - I carried an S&W Combat Masterpiece as a USAF Pilot in Vietnam.

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Old 12-02-2018, 04:04 PM
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Hope Pensacola dust's off a few of their piston powered Warbirds and sends them to either DC or Houston to do the flypast and missing man formation for another WWII aviator going home -- C.A.V.U. Sir, fair winds and following seas!!!
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:51 PM
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https://www.ketv.com/article/union-p...ssion/25368917
https://www.khou.com/article/news/a-.../285-619869435
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GNo6GmsCDIw

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Old 12-02-2018, 06:09 PM
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Default Union Pacific 4141 Funeral Train

https://www.up.com/media/media_kit/bush41/index.htm
Please scroll down for route, consist and George Bush locomotive 4141 information.

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Old 12-02-2018, 06:37 PM
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FLD,

THANK YOU! What a great tribute from Union Pacific. It's becoming more evident each day how much 41 impacted those around him, both friends and political foes.
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:36 PM
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Exactly. And what I want to know, is what happened to all those revolvers? Shot them for qualification. Would love to get one. They were only recently retired (relative to Garands). I'm thinking mid to late 1990s the Navy switched to Sigs for Aviators survival vests?
From what I understand the declared obsolete 38 revolvers ( issued to aviators in all branches, some military police, and as the standard issue sidearm of the Air Force ) were either part of the program that provides surplus equipment to police departments ( do not recall the official name of the program) or met captain crunch. My bet is the vast majority of world war 2era revolvers, by the time they were replaced by 9mmís, were likely scrapped. A sad end indeed
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