When I was teaching my Terrorism Survival course in New York City on December 5, 2008 writer Andrew Smith of Colors magazine, as in The United Colors of Benetton, Benetton Group, came to participate in the course and write a story about his experiences. This week I finally received my copy of the magazine which is both in English and Spanish.
Photo from the White House arrives three months later Jim Wagner
When I got home from the gun range on April 3rd I was happy to see that I had finally received the photograph from George Bushís Dallas, Texas office that I was expecting. I had been waiting three months for the prints that were taken of me and President George W. Bush during his last week in office by White House photographer Eric Draper. When President Bush left the White House and went to Dallas, Texas the photograph was then sent there.
I had been invited by my Commander in Chief to a private meeting in the Oval Office of the White House for my war effort. With strict control by the Secret Service I was not allowed to bring in a camera, or any other electric devices for that matter, into the West Wing of the White House. The only person allowed to take photographs is the White House photographer. The reason for this is that all photographs taken in the White House are given a serial number and categorized. Each photo is an official document for historical purposes. The serial number for the photograph taken with me an the President is 12 JAN 09 P011209ED-0388. The reason for sending the photograph to the Dallas office was because the President wanted to personally sign the photograph.