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Frank Harry Bushey

Private, U.S. Army

51594544

125th Transportation Company
11th Transportation Battalion

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: April 10, 1968
Buried at: 
Awards: 
1964 Woodrow Wilson HS Yearbook Photo


PRIVATE FRANK HARRY BUSHEY was born on March 7th, 1946 to Francis and Anna Bushey in Camden, New Jersey. His father is listed as a fireman in Camden's 1947 City Directory, however he was not a member of the Fire Department. The fireman designation more than likely indicates that he was a boiler operator. The family lived at 2740 River Road in the heart of Camden's Cramer Hill section. An only child, Frank Harry Bushey was a 1964 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, and was a member of the varsity baseball team.

Frank Bushey went into the Army in December of 1965. As a member of the Army, Private Bushey's MOS was 56A10, supply handler.

Private Bushey served our country for two years. He arrived in Vietnam on December 13, 1966. On April 10th, 1968, Private Bushey died on April 10, 1968 as a result of blood poisoning from non-combat related wounds received on April 7, at Binh Hoa, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. His body was recovered and returned to the United States.


1964 Woodrow Wilson HS Yearbook Photo 1964
Woodrow Wilson High School
Yearbook
Entry

Philadelphia Inquirer - April 18, 1968

Army PFC Frank H. Bushey, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bushey, of 2740 River Avenue, Camden. Pfc Bushey was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden. He entered the Army in December, 1965, and left for Vietnam a year later. During a leave to visit his parents last September, Pfc. Bushey sought a "compassionate reassignment" as an only child, but was refused.

He died April 10 of blood poisoning resulting from wounds received April 7. The telegram did not say how the wounds were incurred. The soldier had written his parents in his last letter that he was then serving as a guard in Saigon.


Remembrances

I KNEW FRANKIE FROM CRAMER HILL

You were younger, Frankie, but I knew you growing up in Cramer Hill; I was very sorry to hear of your death; its' Veteran's Day 2002, and I was thinking of you and the other boys that died who lived in Camden. You are in my prayers.

The Rev. Dr. Charles A. Bevan, Jr.
Monday, November 11, 2002

He graduated in '64 but I have that yearbook too.  His family lived a few blocks from me in the Cramer Hill section of town.  A really tragic story.  He was an only child and his parents were absolutely devastated by his death in Viet Nam.  

..... you may be able to get some information about them from Hope Memorial Baptist Church. The church is located at 36th and Hayes.  The Busheys were very active in that church, particularly youth groups.  That is how I got to know them.  I lost touch with them after 1973 when I moved out of the area.

Tom Burke
July 25, 2005


FRANK HARRY BUSHEY
is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
on Panel 49E, Line 8.


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