When Bush joined that unit it had many unfilled opeinngs.
In Regular guard units one could spend 6 months on active duty and then spend 5.5 years of once a month weekend drills.
For Bush's unit one spent nearly as much time on active duty as a draftee and then still had to do the week end drills for years.
If one was avoiding the draft there were far better choices then the one taken by president bush.
I had a similar circumstance in 1964. I left ohio for a short term job in Iowa. Like Bush I did not leave my home state Guard. I was just ordered to train with the Iowa guarnd unit. The problem for me was the Iowa Guard did not want to spend the money to train an OHio guardsman.
I attended NO drills in Iowa.. The Iowa guard did not want to train me for no money.
The media makes me very angry. They promote the spin even when to anyone who knows the facts , the spin is nothing but a bunch of lies.
They promote the spin even when to anyone who knows the facts , the spin is nothing but a bunch of lies.
Luckily there are millions of Americans who were draft age in the '60s (or who are wives of '60s draft age men), and no matter how the willfully-ignorant media try to spin this, the facts of President Bush's Natinal Guard Service cannot be sold as incomplete or inadequate in any way.