Bush's National Guard Duty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Recently released records show President Bush was on "no-fly" status for his last active-duty days.

The Texas Air National Guard belatedly produced two documents Tuesday that include Bush's orders for his last day of active duty in 1973. They show he was on "no fly" status because he had been grounded almost a year earlier for skipping an annual medical exam.

The records released Tuesday are the fifth set of documents related to Bush's Vietnam-era National Guard service to be released in response to the Associated Press's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Bush has insisted he fulfilled all of his Air National Guard duties and says he is proud of his service.

Democrats have criticized Bush's Guard performance, saying he shirked his duties in his final years in the service.

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