Watch sailors on USS George H.W. Bush hold flashlight vigil for their ship’s namesake

Posted at 1:22 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 13:22:48-05

Sailors on the USS George H.W. Bush held a flashlight vigil on the flight deck of the ship to celebrate the life of the ship’s namesake.

Long before he was President, Bush was one of the youngest Naval Aviators during World War II.

Watch as the crew line up on the flight deck to spell out ‘GHWB 41’ – his initials and number of his presidency: