Robert Eugene Bush
Robert Eugene Bush was an American military during World War II. He was serving as a hospital corpsman for the United States Navy. Het was honored with a Medal of Honor for his brave actions during the Battle of Okinawa.
|Robert Eugene Bush|
|Born||October 4, 1926|
|Died||November 8, 2005 (aged 79)|
|Place of burial||Fern Hill Cemetery, Menlo, Washington|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1944 - 1945|
|Rank||Hospital Apprentice First Class|
|Unit||2nd Battalion 5th Marines|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
*Battle of Okinawa
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Bush was born on October 4, 1926, in Tacoma, Washington. In 1944 he joined the navy as a young boy.
During the invasion of Okinawa he got wounded on May 2, 1945, during an attack on a rifle company that he was on patrol.
After the war, he returned to finish high school. Then he went on with a study in business administration at the University of Washington.
Tom Brokaw, a television personality and journalist, wrote a chapter about Bush in his World War II book The Greatest Generation (1998).
Robert and Wanda Bush were the parents of three sons and a daughter. He died from cancer on November 8, 2005, in Olympia, Washington when he was 79 years old.
- LCpl. Brian A. Tuthill (Nov. 16, 2005). "Naval hospital mourns loss of namesake, MOH recipient, friend". Marine Corps News. United States Marine Corps. Retrieved Nov. 3, 2011. Check date values in: