They support his case, but why did we have to wait until now for Pete’s sake? From the Boston Globe:
President Bush received credit for attending Air National Guard drills in the fall of 1972 and spring of 1973 — a period when his commanders have said he did not appear for duty at bases in Montgomery, Ala., and Houston — according to two new documents obtained by the Globe.
The personnel records, covering Bush’s Guard service between May 1972 and May 1973, constitute the first evidence that Bush appeared for any duty during the first 11 months of that 12-month period. Bush is recorded as having served the minimum number of days expected of Guard members in that 12 months of service time.
One of the documents lists nine service periods of 2 to 3 days each and records the points Bush earned toward his service retirement benefit. The other is a summary of his service in the 12 months beginning May 1972, and lists the same number of service points earned.