Yale vets honor George H.W. Bush ’48

A Yale veteran congratulates George H.W. Bush

Yale alumni from the Houston chapter of the Yale Veterans Association (YVA) met with George H.W. Bush ’48 at his office in Houston, Texas to thank him for his many contributions and lifetime of public service to the nation.

Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States 1989–1993, enlisted in the U.S. Navy after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on his 18th birthday and became the youngest aviator in the Navy at the time.

The Yale veterans presented Bush with a special YVA baseball cap. On the back of the cap are the words “True to Her Traditions,” which comes from the inscription on the World War I Yale Alumni War Memorial at Hewitt Quadrangle on campus.

A group of Yale veterans pictured with George H.W. Bush, who is wearing the cap they presented to him.
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Part of the In Focus Collection: Paying tribute to Yale’s veterans
Part of the In Focus Collection: Remembering George H.W. Bush ’48