Bush, Elbert Wayne, Jr., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1973-1976, POW/MIA
Service Years
1968 - 1973

Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT James E. Reece, III (Team Leader, Vietnam Profiles) to remember Bush, Elbert Wayne, Jr., SSG.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jan 08, 1973
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Parkway Cemetery - Kosciusko, Mississippi
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 109

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
62nd Aviation Company1st Aviation BrigadePOW/MIA
  1973-1976, 62nd Aviation Company
  1973-1976, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1973-1976, 62nd Aviation Company
  1973-1976, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1973 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
At one point prior to enlisting in the Army, Sgt. Bush had attended Arkansas State University.

On 8 January 1973, SSgt. Elbert Bush was one of three passengers from the Military Assistance Command Army Advisory Group that departed Landing Zone Sally in Quang Tri Province en route to Quang Tri City (in support of Vietnamese Airborne Division in Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces).

The aircraft, a  UH-1H tail number 69-15619 from the 62nd Aviation Company, 1st Aviation Brigade, was shot down. Unbeknownst at the time, his remains, along with three other men, were buried by local villagers.

SSgt. Bush was listed as MIA until his remains were found (1996), identified (1999), and interred in Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko, Mississippi .
 Remains:         1976 status: Body Not Recovered. Found later.
 Repatriated:     08/27/1996 (Returned to US soil)
  Identified:      10/04/1999
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