Bush, Elbert Wayne, Jr., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
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
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jackson
Last Address
Jackson

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

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
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 .
   
Comments/Citation
 Remains:         1976 status: Body Not Recovered. Found later.
 Repatriated:     08/27/1996 (Returned to US soil)
  Identified:      10/04/1999
   
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