Quietly, The Stuff Of Heroes

Posted July 25th, 2013 by Iron Mike

GHWB and PatrickA perfect example of why this man still brings tears to my eyes…

   …once the youngest US Navy fighter pilot in WWII – shot down twice by the Japs – now largely confined to a wheelchair – still shows what a real leader does – he leads by example.

President G. H. W. Bush shaved his head in a show of support and solidarity for Patrick – the 2-year old son of a Secret Service agent assigned to guard him. Patrick is in a battle with leukemia.

Leukemia is a personal thing for George and Barbara – they lost their 4-yr old daughter Pauline ‘Robin’ to the disease.

Team 41

Team 41 – All IN!

Sitting in a wheelchair, wearing funny socks, and with young Patrick on his lap, George shows more character and more leadership in 30 seconds – than Obama will show in his entire lifetime!

Mister President,…Sir,…you still make me proud!

9 Responses to “Quietly, The Stuff Of Heroes”

  1. Kathleen

    I have such respect for this President. This man is what America can look up to and be proud; not that pitiful excuse in the White House now

  2. Tom

    President George Herbert Walker Bush trully a member of “the Greatest Generation” is the exemplification of a real president. Mr Bush always took responsibility for his actions unlike our current pretender who always finds someone else to blame. May God continue to bless 41.

  3. Hawk1776

    A man you can look up to. I’m still mystified why people voted for Clinton.


    Younger idiots liked the facts that he’d dodged the draft and smoked marijuana.

  4. Han Solo

    I’m sorry to say I wasn’t a big fan of GHW Bush while he was in the White House. Not that I was particularly critical either. Years later, while Clinton was president, I had the opportunity to attend a 90-minute keynote speech that he gave at a business meeting I happened to be at. He didn’t use notes or a prompter, he simply spoke to a roomful of 5,000 or so senior executives as if we were having a chat in his living room. I laughed, I cried, but most of all I was amazed to realize that I was in the presence of a great man. It was one of the most heartfelt and candid talks I have ever heard, from a courageous and extremely humble man.

  5. Jim Gettens

    From a courageous leader who qualified as a Naval Aviator at age 18 and flew off rolling, yawing, pitching carrier decks to engage the Japanese in combat, and then had to find and return to his ship, sailing in trackless ocean–day or night–to perform the harrowing task of landing on those rolling, yawing, pitching decks…
    Who lost crewmen to enemy fire at Ichi Jima and was himself rescued by submarine from a life raft…
    Who went on to serve his beloved Nation in many capacities, including those of CIA Director, Vice-President, and President, to…

    Barack Hussein Obama, the doping, narcissistic, other-blaming, whining, self-absorbed, self-promoting, nauseating, disgusting, tiresome little Kenyan-Muslim-Commie Puke, who is so stupid he can’t find his own ass with either hand or swallow his own spit.

    God Help Us All!

  6. Casey Chapman

    How far down we have come since this great man was our president. I was not a fan while he was in the office myself, mostly because he caved on his no new taxes promise. He did his best, and really still loves this country. The only country Obama loves is between his legs.

  7. Hawk1776


    Bush was a one term president who was beaten by Bill Clinton in 1992. Clinton used James Carvelle’s phrase “it’s the economy stupid” to beat Bush.

  8. Karen G

    I too had the privilege of attending an event where former President Bush was being honored for his service to the industry in which I work. He was humble, inspiring, funny, genuine and “real”. He spoke from his heart, WITHOUT a teleprompter. By comparison, when our current pResident appears on TV, I can’t turn the channel fast enough…

  9. Ian

    This is a great story, you should post more things like this.