Pres­i­dent, wife were gra­cious, friendly at YPG

Yuma Sun - - OPINION -

When I worked at Yuma Prov­ing Ground a few years ago, former Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush and his wife, Bar­bara, vis­ited for a spe­cial per­sonal event. Since he had been shot down over the Pa­cific in WWII, he wanted to jump out of a plane ON PUR­POSE!

I was priv­i­leged to be part of a group of peo­ple at the base theater where he spoke and an­swered ques­tions. Bar­bara sat next to him and there was a third chair, empty, next to her. She kept try­ing to get some­one to come and sit by her on the stage, but no one was brave enough. They were both so gra­cious and friendly and cor­dial. It was mem­o­rable and heart­warm­ing.

RIP — GHWB! NITA ALSPACH Yuma

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