President George HW Bush Dead at 94

President George HW Bush Dead at 94

A US government plane has arrived in Texas to transport the body of former President George H.W. Bush to Washington for a state funeral.

The Associated Press deleted Sunday an earlier tweet about the death of President George H.W. Bush after critics ripped the post as unfairly negative and biased.

The socks feature a formation of jets, which are meant to honor his lifetime of service that started when he became a naval aviator at 18 years old.

The coffin will be flown from Texas to DC on board Air Force One - temporarily renamed Special Air Mission 41, in homage to the late president - and then back on Wednesday, with Sully accompanying the body throughout.

Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness.

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

Four days of events for Bush, who died Friday at age 94, include a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral and a private service at his longtime church in Houston.

Sully is named after former airline pilot Chesley B.

Sully was chosen to provide "support and companionship" for Bush, VetDogs said in a written statement.

President Bush had been receiving treatment for a form of Parkinson's disease and had been admitted to hospital with a blood infection in April.


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