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Bush and I were Lieutenants (Fellow Pilot Comes to Bush's Defense)
The Washington Times Letters to the Editor ^ | 2-11-4 | Col. William Campenni (ret.)

Posted on 02/11/2004 6:20:44 AM PST by Petronski

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:13:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

'Bush and I were lieutenants'

George Bush and I were lieutenants and pilots in the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS), Texas Air National Guard (ANG) from 1970 to 1971. We had the same flight and squadron commanders (Maj. William Harris and Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, both now deceased). While we were not part of the same social circle outside the base, we were in the same fraternity of fighter pilots, and proudly wore the same squadron patch.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Texas; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2004; awol; bush; bushmilitaryrecord; campenni; herndon; lte; militaryrecord; nationalguard; servicerecord; slander
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This is gold.
1 posted on 02/11/2004 6:20:46 AM PST by Petronski
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To: Dog; Mo1; PhiKapMom; Miss Marple
"Spread the word" ping.
2 posted on 02/11/2004 6:23:50 AM PST by Petronski (John Kerry looks like . . . like . . . weakness.)
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To: Petronski; Howlin; cyncooper
Bump! Howlin, could you please ping your list?
3 posted on 02/11/2004 6:23:51 AM PST by EllaMinnow (If you want to send a message, call Western Union.)
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To: Petronski
What a beautifully and forcefully written letter.
4 posted on 02/11/2004 6:25:08 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: kcvl; onyx; WKB; ohioWfan; ambrose; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Pinging interested parties.
5 posted on 02/11/2004 6:25:26 AM PST by Petronski (John Kerry looks like . . . like . . . weakness.)
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To: Petronski
bump
6 posted on 02/11/2004 6:25:34 AM PST by GOPJ (NFL Fatcats: Grown men don't watch hollywood strip shows with wives and children.)
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To: mountaineer
What a beautifully and forcefully written letter.

Oh yes. I wish we could get Brig. Gen. Turnipseed to compose such a letter.

7 posted on 02/11/2004 6:27:01 AM PST by Petronski (John Kerry looks like . . . like . . . weakness.)
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To: Petronski
Thanks for posting this well-written piece.
8 posted on 02/11/2004 6:28:16 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Petronski
Awesome!

Yet another vet against Kerry.
9 posted on 02/11/2004 6:28:20 AM PST by Preachin'
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To: stainlessbanner
Thanks for posting this well-written piece.

Spread the word. Ping your friends.

10 posted on 02/11/2004 6:29:19 AM PST by Petronski (John Kerry looks like . . . like . . . weakness.)
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To: Petronski
Thank you, Col. Campenni!
11 posted on 02/11/2004 6:29:24 AM PST by RightWingMama
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To: Petronski
Jump and sing!! Stand and shout!! Tell everyone you know!!
12 posted on 02/11/2004 6:29:30 AM PST by helen crump
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To: Petronski
Who's taking bets he never makes the mainstrean networks?
13 posted on 02/11/2004 6:29:30 AM PST by marty60
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To: Petronski
Obvious Media Bias Bump
14 posted on 02/11/2004 6:29:57 AM PST by timpad ("We are thankful that Liberty has found such brave defenders" - W)
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To: Petronski
This needs to be sent to that jackall David Gregory of NBC news.
15 posted on 02/11/2004 6:30:49 AM PST by forward
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To: marty60
Or if he does make the networks, he'll be described as a recovering alcholic and/or ultra right-wing oil tycoon.
16 posted on 02/11/2004 6:30:50 AM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry.)
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To: helen crump
Democrats:

Door, meet face.

Repeat.
17 posted on 02/11/2004 6:31:23 AM PST by motzman (OBL dead or captured by 10/31/04)
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To: Preachin'
Kerry and dems have pushed too far and now its going to be a domino effect now.
18 posted on 02/11/2004 6:31:35 AM PST by afropick (been off the dem plantation since 1999 and havent looked back!!!!)
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To: Petronski
I hope someone at Rush's shop finds this and reads every word of it TODAY!
19 posted on 02/11/2004 6:31:40 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Petronski; All
This needs to be sent to all media outlets....Rush, Hannity...etc.
20 posted on 02/11/2004 6:32:01 AM PST by mystery-ak (*terrorism has been exaggerated*....Kerry....We must defeat him, our lives depend on it.)
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To: Petronski
Out-FREAKING-Standing!
21 posted on 02/11/2004 6:32:30 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Just mythoughts
I hope someone at Rush's shop finds this and reads every word of it TODAY!

Anyone know how to ping Rush or Hannity?

22 posted on 02/11/2004 6:32:31 AM PST by Petronski (John Kerry looks like . . . like . . . weakness.)
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To: Petronski
Thanks!
23 posted on 02/11/2004 6:32:40 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Petronski
God Bless You, Col. Campenni!
24 posted on 02/11/2004 6:33:15 AM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: Petronski
This letter NEEDS to make Rush's program and Hannity's too! The American public needs to hear this!!
25 posted on 02/11/2004 6:33:35 AM PST by Rander7
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To: Petronski
Who was it yesterday that wanted someone who served with the President to come forward??
26 posted on 02/11/2004 6:33:56 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: Petronski
bttt
27 posted on 02/11/2004 6:34:00 AM PST by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of America, treasonous everytime they speak)
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To: Petronski
OH YEAH BABY!!!!!
28 posted on 02/11/2004 6:34:36 AM PST by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them. johnfkerrysucks.com coming soon)
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To: Petronski
Not me. But someone at this shop lurks here and I do hope they will draw it to his attention.

This whole reliving the 60's crap has really ticked me off and these low life pukes have stepped over that "patriotic" line.
29 posted on 02/11/2004 6:34:39 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Dog; eureka!; patton; IGOTMINE; RaceBannon; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Ragtime Cowgirl; Pubbie; ...
What an absolutely devastating rebuttal to these ridiculous charges! Anyone still wondering why John Kerry is now refusing to comment on this matter? :-)
30 posted on 02/11/2004 6:35:33 AM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry.)
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To: Petronski; MJY1288; Grampa Dave; Brad's Gramma; Hillary's Lovely Legs; NYC GOP Chick; All
This is absolutely breathtaking!
31 posted on 02/11/2004 6:36:22 AM PST by rintense
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To: rintense; MJY1288; RedBloodedAmerican; twyn1; kitkat; justshe; ladyinred; lonestar; ...
FYI Ping
32 posted on 02/11/2004 6:36:46 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: Petronski
This is gold.

Yeah! YEAH!!!

Bwah-ha-ha!!! EAT it, 'Rats! EAT IT -- ! :)

33 posted on 02/11/2004 6:36:50 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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To: redlipstick; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; ...
I'll be glad to, red!!

Ping!
34 posted on 02/11/2004 6:37:12 AM PST by Howlin
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
BUMP!!!!
35 posted on 02/11/2004 6:37:18 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: Petronski
bump
36 posted on 02/11/2004 6:37:23 AM PST by ThirstyMan
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To: Arrowhead1952
You'll lOVE this!
37 posted on 02/11/2004 6:37:29 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Mo1; RichardW
Who was it yesterday that wanted someone who served with the President to come forward??

RichardW. Is he still around?

38 posted on 02/11/2004 6:38:01 AM PST by EllaMinnow (If you want to send a message, call Western Union.)
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To: Petronski; All
This is an incredibly important article. I joined the AF as a pilot in 1970, and I can tell you that THIS article states the case EXACTLY as it was. I had been mulling over such an article, but this is a truly authoritative piece.

Please ping all lists you have access to for this information.
39 posted on 02/11/2004 6:38:04 AM PST by AFPhys (((PRAYING for: President Bush & advisors, troops & families, Americans)))
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To: Petronski
BTTT
40 posted on 02/11/2004 6:38:05 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: rintense; Coop
Thanks for the pinglists!

Not only is this a great defense from a colleague, it is a sterling list of talking points.

41 posted on 02/11/2004 6:38:11 AM PST by Petronski (John Kerry looks like . . . like . . . weakness.)
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To: Petronski
BUMP!

We need a Guardsmaen for Bush Group to go out there and say how pissed they are about being dissed.
42 posted on 02/11/2004 6:38:34 AM PST by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Hunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heros)
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To: Howlin
Been there, Done that, Cheered at the monitor!

Thanks for the ping, regardless!
43 posted on 02/11/2004 6:39:03 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Petronski
Just strapping on one of those obsolescing F-102s was risking one's life.

LOL! Amen, Brother. Tell it like it is.

44 posted on 02/11/2004 6:39:16 AM PST by Hillary's Folly (Imagine there's no Hillary. It's easy if you try.)
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To: redlipstick
RichardW. Is he still around?

Just ping arete. [snicker]

45 posted on 02/11/2004 6:39:23 AM PST by Petronski (John Kerry looks like . . . like . . . weakness.)
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To: Coop
It's possible that there are skeletons Kerry doesn't want revealed.

He as much revealed during congressional testimony after his service in the early 70's that he knew of war crimes and did not report it.

That could be a problem

46 posted on 02/11/2004 6:39:41 AM PST by Credo
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To: Petronski
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
47 posted on 02/11/2004 6:39:41 AM PST by sandydipper (Never quit - never surrender!)
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To: Petronski
Thank You, Colonel Campenni. This thanks to You comes from a 28 year plus Fellow Blue Suiter!!!!:-)
48 posted on 02/11/2004 6:40:12 AM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: Petronski
There is one problem though. This guy served with the President from 1970-71 in Texas. If somebody comes forward from Alabama, it would be much better. I don't think there is a dispute that the President served honorably in 70-71. The big sticking point is what happened when he went to Alabama to work on the political campaign. Hopefully, this publicity, will spark the memories of somebody who worked on the base with the President in Alabama.
49 posted on 02/11/2004 6:40:14 AM PST by dogbyte12
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To: dogbyte12
BUMP TTT!
50 posted on 02/11/2004 6:40:39 AM PST by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Hunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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