‘Mission Complete’: Funeral Recalls 41’s Service to God, Family, Country


George H.W. Bush came close to dying young twice, first as a teen from a staph infection and then as a Navy fighter pilot in World War II.

But the nation’s 41st president managed to “die young as old as possible,” his son and the 43rd president, George W. Bush, said in a eulogy Wednesday, remarking on his father’s active final years.

The three other living former presidents, joined by President Donald Trump as well as other current and former world leaders, gathered at Washington National Cathedral for a state funeral service for Bush, who died late Friday at 94.

During a moving and sometimes humorous eulogy, …

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