"I've never understood that if you get shot down why that makes
you a hero. I mean, the guys that didn't are the fellows who were
doing the good flying."
Source: George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the
US, speaking at a fundraiser for the National Museum of Naval
Aviation in Pensacola (FL). Bush, who was shot down during WWII,
bailed out and was subsequently rescued by an American submarine on
Lifeguard duty, plans to make his third parachute jump later this
year in celebration of his 80th birthday.