|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1946|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1970|
Bin Thang, Vietnam
Sp4 Mack C Bustle, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Statesville, NC.
Specialist Four Mack C Bustle Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Bustle served our country until March 8th, 1970 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 23 years old and was married. It was reported that Mack died when his vehicle crashed. His body was recovered. SP4 Bustle is on panel 13W, line 095 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.
RITES SET FOR BUSTLE: Funeral arrangements are complete for Sp4 Mack C Bustle Jr, who was killed in Vietnam in a truck accident on March 8th. The service will be held at 2pm Sunday at Cochran St Baptist Church. Rev Lester Beckham, Rev Homer Kiser, Rev W.B. Rimmer and Rev Olin B Isenhour will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Full Military Honors. The body will be at Bunch Funeral Home where members of the family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9:30 pm today. The body will then be taken to the home of his widow at 918 West Front Street to remain until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. He was born in Iredell County on March 21, 1946, to Rev Mack C and Dora Bustle. He attended Statesville Schools. Prior to entering the Army, he was employed with Langley Processing Company, as a machinist. Surviving in addition to his parents are his widow, Gertrude Kaiser Bustle of 918 West Front Street, 2 sisters; Mrs Johnny H Sharpe of Route 6, Statesville, and Mrs Wayne Anderson of Salisbury, Maryland. Sp4 Bustle was drafted into the Army January 27, 1969. After he finished Basic Training at Ft Bragg, he received advanced artillery training at Ft Sill, OK. He was with the 1st Air Cav(AMBL), MSD, 27th Battalion in South Vietnam.
He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Cavalry Division(AMBL), USARV.
He was awarded the Sharpshooters Badge with the M-16 Rifle, The Vietnamese Campaign Medal, The Vietnamese Service Ribbon, The National Defense Service Medal, The Army Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster.
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17411100
From a Sister of PFC:William L Young Jr, KIA in Vietnam..Thank You for your Service to Our Country,Mack!|
Added: Mar. 3, 2011
Belated birthday blessings, Mack.|
Added: Mar. 24, 2010
I wish I had known you better. Aunt Dora was my dad's sister but for some reason we never saw you much. I guess it was our age difference. Thank you for protecting us. Rest in peace cousin.Peggy Bustle Hill|
Added: Jan. 17, 2010
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