Honoring past presidents

Photo Credit: Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum

The Southern Ute Veterans Association lowered the flags to half-mast in Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park over the weekend, in recognition of President George H. W. Bush, who passed away on Friday, Nov. 30. Bush was the last living U.S. President with a military record of service, as a combat veteran, explained Southern Ute Veteran Rod Grove. Bush was a decorated pilot in WWII. Grove said that Eddie Box Sr. was the last of the Southern Ute veterans to have served in that era, also citing two Southern Ute Chairman with WWII service, the late Anthony Burch and John Baker Sr.

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