Presidential Pardon for 'Unsung Hero'

President Bush Tuesday issued a rare posthumous presidential pardon to a man convicted of arranging the transfer of two converted B-17 "Flying Fortresses" to Israel's defense forces in 1949, one of 19 pardons and one commutation he granted before leaving to spend Christmas at Camp David. Charles T. Winters, who died in 1984, was convicted of violating the U.S. Neutrality Acts for supplying and assisting the transport of the aircraft to Jews who were working to establish the state of Israel. At...Full Story
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