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The Fighter Pilot

To avoid combat in Vietnam, George W. Bush joined the 147th Texas Air National Guard, along with other sons of wealthy and well-connected Texans. "In his heart of hearts he did not want to go to Vietnam,” said  writer Bill Minutaglio, “but he knew damn well that his father's next step had been to join the military and then become a war hero."

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