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George H.W. Bush was part of Navy pre-flight training program in Chapel Hill


In Jon Meacham’s 2015 best seller, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” the president’s time in Chapel Hill plays a short but important role in his life. When Bush turned 18 in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and was sent to Chapel Hill for pre-flight training, which was “a very shaping experience, a memorable experience.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

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