Today is the 88th birthday of former President George Herbert Walker Bush. He spent Sunday with his wife Barbara, and son, former President George W Bush, and his wife Laura, aboard the USS George H W Bush (CVN-77), for a promotion and re-enlistment service. The photo above, and several others, come from the Facebook page of the younger President Bush.
The elder President Bush remained seated for all of the ceremonies, and was in a wheelchair when he attended the service unveiling his son’s official portrait at the White House. A vigorous man into his eighties, he is now looking frail.
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) George Bush served as a torpedo bomber pilot aboard the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) during World War II; he was the youngest aviator in the Navy at the time, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Naval Air Medal, the latter award thrice.
Happy birthday, President Bush!