I found some old posts about this subject and wonder why the media has completely bailed on the material. Just becuase CBS got stuck in the fact checking quagmire doesn't mean it is not a legit story.
Here are some links:
Bush Watch to catch him in the latest swindle.
A group wondering where Bush really was in 1972.
A UK article on the subject.
On May 2 1973, Richard Nixon was still reeling from the Watergate scandal. American troops were on their way home from Vietnam. And outside Houston, in Texas, a 26-year-old named George Bush, a lieutenant in the National Guard, reported for drill duty as usual at Ellington air force base.
That, at any rate, is the impression given by military payroll records released by the Bush administration on Tuesday. Apparently, however, Lt Bush's superiors at Ellington didn't see it that way. In an annual evaluation of his performance - dated, coincidentally, the very same day, May 2 - they conceded that they couldn't actually evaluate his performance, because they hadn't seen him for months.
Which version is the truth?