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Athletes Attend Arrival of Bush's Casket in Houston

The flag-draped casket of former president george h.w. bush is carried by a military honor.

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a military honor guard. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:39 PM

A crowd of about 300 invited guests, including Astros manager A.J. Hinch, has greeted the arrival of a plane carrying former President George H.W. Bush's remains to Texas.

The military aircraft, nicknamed Special Air Mission 41 in honor of the 41st president, landed in Houston on Wednesday evening after a flight from Washington. Bush will lie in repose overnight at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

Among those in attendance were past and present members of Houston's various professional sports teams, including Hinch, former Texans receiver Andre Johnson and former Rockets player Calvin Murphy.

Bush was a big sports fan and regularly attended Astros, Rockets and Texans games. He and his wife, Barbara, could often be seen sitting behind home plate at Astros games.

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A crowd of about 300 invited guests, including Astros manager A.J. Hinch, has greeted the arrival of a plane carrying former President George H.W. Bush's remains to Texas.
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