COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - This week, the United States lost its 41st President. George H.W. Bush passed away at the age of 94 after years of declining health.
His death came seven months after the passing of his beloved wife Barbara.
He served his country during World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 18. Later, he was an ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Director of the CIA, a member of Congress and Vice-President.
Perhaps no other president took the office with such an impressive resume. As commander in chief, he led America through the Gulf War and the end of the Cold War. He also exemplified civility whether dealing with a political friend…or foe.
And after leaving office, he remained active in humanitarian activities.
So this week, WIS joins the rest of the nation and the world as we pause to reflect on a man who left a lasting legacy on the country he so loved.
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