Sgt John F Bussard

Sgt John F Bussard

Maryland, USA
Death 2 Jul 1944 (aged 25)
Burial Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Plot Pinecrest Section, Lot 78, Space 1
Memorial ID 107261256 · View Source
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Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oda Bussard.

Husband of Fay Bussard.

Father of John Wayne Bussard.

John served as a Staff Sergeant, Company B, 115th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Washington County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Maryland National Guard on February 3, 1941, prior to the war, in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a sheet metal worker and also as Single, without dependents.

John was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 20341048

Thursday, April 29, 1948, The Daily Mail, Hagerstown, Maryland:

The body of S/Sgt John W. Bussard, who was killed in action at St. Lo, on Jly 2, 1944, will arrive in Hagerstown on Friday evening and will be taken to the Rest Haven Chapel where services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. FRank L. Stine and the Rev. C. L. Thompson officiating. Interment in Rest Haven Cemetery with the 29th Division in charge of full military honors.

Sgt. Bussard, who was a member of the Williamsport United Brethren Church, enlisted in the army February, 1941 and spent two years overseas. He was a member of Co. B of the 29th Division.

He is survived by his wife, Fay; son, John Wayne; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oda Bussard; brother, Keller; sisters, Helen and Margaret, all of Hagerstown.

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 24 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107261256
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John F Bussard (27 Aug 1918–2 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107261256, citing Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .