But....I didn't say anything about serving in the Alabama Nat Guard. I spoke of the time when he was in TX. No one has a shred of proof to back claims that he was missing while he was assigned to the TX ANG. As I recall, it was reported that he routinely was on alert in 24 hour cycles. Ahem...do the math, one or two alert duties would cover a month of required attendance.
However, let's get a this straight even though the media won't talk of it or even check for the truth.
1. The TX Guard was flying F104's when Lt Bush was there.
2. The AL Guard was flying F-4's and RF-4's when Lt Bush came here. Lt Bush would not have been allowed to fly AL ANG aircraft without going through transition training which was where.....? I don't know but it wasn't here in Montgomery. Thus Mr. Bush could not fly when he was in AL until he had a slot for transition and those were programmed maybe a year in advance.
Much has been made of him not being able to prove attendance. The attendance record is a unit record, not a personal record. Why haven't any unit records been produced that show him absent? Probably because the records may have been destroyed following the Air Force records retention policy.
Let's just call it even for a birth certificate.