Personal letters written by George HW Bush during his enlistment in the Navy

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Bush 41 Video Diary: Pearl Harbor inspired George HW Bush to enlist in the US Navy

Pearl Harbor was a pivotal event in the life of President George H.W. Bush.

The president, still in high school during Pearl Harbor, dreamed of enlisting in the military as a boy and was eager to serve his country.

In a letter to his mom and dad, he speaks about humility, discipline and being grateful.

"Mom, it's a very funny thing, I have no fear of death," said young Bush.

He describes more sentiments about enlisting in 1942 as his son Marvin reads the letter in a recently released video diary.


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