Soldiers Re-Enlists Courtesy of Bush 41

HOUSTON - The husband of an Aggie who has been serving his country will continue that service, and the former Commander-in-Chief with ties to Texas A&M helped him on his way.

Friday, George H.W. Bush hosted Master Sergeant Branden Young at the former president's Houston office and served as the witness for Young's re-enlistment in the United States Army.

The 39-year-old Virginia-based reservist's wife, Amanda, has an A&M degree.

“She completed her master’s degree at the Bush School of Government and Public Service,” Young told the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. “So when we were talking about how to make the re-enlistment a meaningful occasion, Bush’s name came up.”

Young and his family traveled to Houston from Virginia, where Young works as a civilian contractor in addition to his Army Reserve service with the 2300th Military Intelligence Group in Charlottesville.

“I have a lot of respect for President Bush,” Young told DVIDS. “He has done so much for the country before, during and after his time in office. His compassion and service are remarkable.”

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