Bush, Milton Jackson, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11450 -Load Master Technician
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 310th Special Operations Squadron
Service Years
1966 - 1969

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Barnesville, GA
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
May 18, 1969
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fredonia Cemetery - Lamar County, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 036

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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
31st Military Airlift Squadron52nd Military Airlift Squadron315th Special Operations Wing310th Special Operations Squadron
  1966-1967, 31st Military Airlift Squadron
  1967-1969, 52nd Military Airlift Squadron
  1969-1969, 315th Special Operations Wing
  1969-1969, 310th Special Operations Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-124 Globemaster II  C-123 Provider  
  1967-1968, C-124 Globemaster II
  1968-1969, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
  • 29 May 2005

    While assigned to the 31st MAS Dover AFB we were crew mates for a 60 day tour at Rhein Mein AB Germany with the 52nd MAS. What wonderful memories of that time with Milt as our loadmaster and numerous trips throughout Europe and the Near East. Milt loved clocks and acquired several during our tour.

    "A pull on the jar"! Milt had some "White Lightning" in quart jars which he credited to an uncle's chemical skills and we shared "a pull on the jar" before leaving our room in the 52nd MAS quarters!

    I would have to say Milt was one of the most capable crew members I ever flew with and he was blessed with with an unforgettable personality and sense of humor.

    I shall forever remember you, Milt.

    Tsgt Roger H Cole
    Flight Engineer
    USAF retired

    Posted for: MILTON JACKSON BUSH:
    In 1976 I had the privilege to play a role in memorializing the AF dorms at Robins AFB just an hour's drive from your hometown. During an exhaustive search of records of deceased airmen from the Georgia area who gave the supreme sacrifice, your name was selected. Your dad, mom, brother, and sister-in-law were present during the dedication ceremony of Bush Hall where the troops of the 5th Combat Communications Group were housed and are still housed. They have not forgotten you and on the 25th anniversary of that remembrance, I salute you and thank you for serving our country during a most difficult time in American history. Rest well my veteran brother. Don
    Posted by: Don Jenrette, Jr.
    Relationship: Met his family
    Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Milt myself and two other loadmasters drove from Dover AFB DE to Milt's home in Barnesville, GA on our way to Eglin AFB and training on the C-123K in early 1969. Milt was selected to be an Aerial Port specialists where others of us were to continue as loadmasters. After training in FL we arrived in Viet Nam and attempted to find Milt. To our dismay we missed him by ONE day. We learned Milt was on a C-123K getting flight time for his monthly flight pay when the aircraft he was on was hit by ground fire. With the wing burning the crew was trying to make an emergency landing at a nearby airfield. At the same time Milt and the back end crew were attempting to jettisoning 10,000 pounds of Class A explosives. Time ran out and the wing folded sending Milt and crew to this wall.

I think of Milt on occasssion and remember how he liked flying on "Old Shakey", C-124s at Dover AFB DE, and the time we spent in Georgia before training.

I continued my USAF career and frequently visited the wall during my assignment in the Pentagon. I always found his name and hope this remembrance will tell some of the world who the person behind this wall was.
Posted by: Dennis L. Allen

Relationship: Friend
Saturday, March 18, 2000

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